This is a detailed list of all our councils’ themes, research areas, programmes and priorities. You can find what we are investing in and what resources you can access.
To understand our overarching objectives and future plans, see the UKRI strategic themes and council delivery plans.
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This programme is designed to fund projects demonstrating innovative approaches to environmental monitoring at a sensor or systems-based level. It aims to connect industry and the growing UK environmental monitoring sector, ensuring that the public and private sectors work in partnership to develop new sensing capabilities.
We aim to develop the solutions needed to embed the values of biodiversity into financial decision making.
We will support researchers from environmental, economic and social science disciplines, at any career stage. We encourage collaboration with relevant finance sector organisations.
This programme brings together Innovate UK’s use of grant funding, and investor partners’ aligned funding and expertise.
Its aim is to stimulate research and development in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, while accelerating equity investment into those companies so that they can grow more rapidly through innovation.
The Low Cost Nuclear programme phase two is a research and development programme to further develop the UK small modular reactor power station concept to successfully pass the key regulatory milestone of Generic Design Assessment (GDA) Step two completion by 31 March 2025. It is led by Rolls-Royce SMR Ltd. with UKRI as delivery partner overseeing programme management on behalf of the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, who are accountable for the project.
The Made Smarter Innovation challenge funds businesses and researchers to deliver a resilient, flexible, more productive and environmentally sustainable UK manufacturing sector.
The Mindset programme aims to grow the UK’s nascent immersive digital mental health sector by:
Pathways to antimicrobial clinical efficacy (PACE) aims to accelerate early-stage translational innovation to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It will support early-phase antimicrobial and diagnostic projects that address the world’s most threatening pathogens, moving innovations faster towards clinical trials and to people affected by antimicrobial resistance.
The ‘robots for a safer world’ challenge focused on research and innovation in advanced robotics and autonomous systems.
It aimed to create a safer working world for humans by taking them out of extreme environments such as places that are difficult or dangerous for humans to access.
Improve population health, tackle the health inequalities affecting people and communities, and advance interventions that keep us healthier for longer.
With a portfolio of over 70 funded projects, the SSPP challenge is the largest and most ambitious UK government investment to date in sustainable plastics research and innovation, driving cleaner growth across the UK’s plastics, packaging and retail supply chains.
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