Strengthen security and resilience, from individual to national level, across a range of social and economic areas at the heart of daily life.
Through our five-year strategy Transforming Tomorrow Together 2022 to 2027, UKRI aims to harness the full power of the UK’s research and innovation system to tackle large-scale, complex challenges. To do this, we have identified five strategic themes to enable working across disciplines and leveraging new and existing investment and activity.
Building a secure and resilient world is one of the themes.
The aim is to:
- strengthen social and economic resilience
- enhance national security across virtual and physical spaces
- ensure the UK can absorb adversity, deal with change, and respond to emerging threats and opportunities
Potential target areas include:
- the UK energy supply grid
- resilient supply chains, including food and critical materials
- UK response to global risks
- adaptation to change and robust decision making
Global order in a time of change
Help strengthen UK role in shaping an international order that is secure, resilient and just.
Technologies for resilient security and defence
Advance the capacity of state defence and security, economy and society to reduce vulnerabilities, to respond to and recover from shocks through innovation and technological advancement.
Resilient and secure supply chains
Increase the resilience of supply chains (food, critical materials, manufacturing, complex systems) to a wide variety of potentially interacting shocks.
Behavioural and cultural resilience
Reduce the impact of shocks on individuals and communities through adaptation and embracing change, deployment of resources for personal resilience that is fair and just.
Strengthening resilience in natural and built environment
Mitigate impact of natural and anthropogenic hazards and risks on wider societal processes and operations in rural and urban contexts being responsive to particular requirements of place.