Independent report

Process evaluation of the UKRI infrastructure programme

An independent report by Technopolis, commissioned by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as part of a process evaluation of the UKRI infrastructure programme.



Process evaluation of the UK Research and Innovation infrastructure programme final report (PDF)

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The UKRI Infrastructure Fund

Research and innovation infrastructure is fundamental to delivering the UK’s wider ambition of increasing UK investment in research and development to 2.4% of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2027. This is needed to tackle society’s most complex challenges and drive economic growth.

The 2020 government research and development roadmap highlighted how UKRI will provide a long-term, flexible pipeline of research and innovation infrastructure investment priorities for the next 10 to 20 years. It is built on the recommendations from our infrastructure programme, published in our opportunity report and landscape analysis.

This will help advance the government agendas set out in the:

  • Plan for Growth
  • Integrated Review Refresh 2023
  • UK Innovation Strategy
  • Net Zero Strategy
  • Independent Review of the Future of Compute

An independent report commissioned by UKRI has outlined that UKRI’s infrastructure roadmap programme has succeeded in its goals of further enhancing the UK’s position as a global research and innovation leader.

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