UKRI welcomes government R&D Roadmap
Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser
(Credit: Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge)
UK Research and Innovation Chief Executive Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser has welcomed the publication of the government’s R&D Roadmap:
“Research and innovation are national strengths, central to our well-being, our economy, and our prosperity. The government’s R&D Roadmap emphasises this importance, sets out a clear ambition and recognises the vital role UK Research and Innovation will play in unlocking its full potential.
“UKRI welcomes the continued commitment to a record increase in public investment in R&D to £22bn a year by 2024/25. This investment will allow us to build, with others, an inclusive knowledge economy across the UK, a system we are all part of and proud of, which we can all contribute to and benefit from. The Roadmap underlines the importance of people, collaboration and culture to the success of our system.
“UKRI’s purpose is to draw together and catalyse our strengths. To realise the opportunity set out in the R&D Roadmap, UKRI will work with our partners and stakeholders, drawing together our strengths and catalysing synergies. We will actively engage a broad range of voices and experiences from right across the country.
“Together, we can develop a dynamic, world-class R&D system to tackle the biggest national and global challenges and increase productivity across the UK, creating benefits for us all.”
The government has also announced £300m investment in research infrastructure.
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