Research commercialisation

Research commercialisation is the process by which new or improved technologies, products, processes and services that have arisen from research are brought to market. It is a valuable mechanism that enables us to solve real problems and fulfil unmet needs, creating significant economic and societal value as a result.

The route to success is shaped by the unique nature of your innovation, your target market and long-term goals. UKRI is here to help you navigate the commercialisation landscape, supporting you every step of the way.

Commercialisation routes for researchers

Find out how we can help maximise the commercial relevance and value of your work.

Visit the UKRI funding finder to view live opportunities for researchers.

Block award funding

Funding awarded to institutions to allocate

Project funding

Direct funding for knowledge exchange and commercialisation projects

Fellowships and training

Helping people become innovators

Commercialisation routes for business

UKRI is committed to supporting businesses to grow and scale.

Get help setting up, expanding and scaling your new business at the Innovation Hub.

Business innovation funding

Helping established businesses grow, scale and expand

UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund

Government-backed early stage patient capital

Commercialisation routes for academic-business partnerships

Find out how we help partnerships between academia and business flourish.

Enhance your networks and discover the latest innovation opportunities at konfer.

Funding for connecting capabilities

Building capacity and expertise across the UK

Collaborative programmes and industry-led research

Collaborations for innovation tackling industry needs

Collaborative training

Joint industrial-academic training for researchers

Beyond financial support

Find out how our infrastructure, expertise and networks can support your innovation journey.

Research campuses and clusters

Find out about UKRI locations and the ecosystems they support

Business development services

Support and coaching for businesses, including Incubators and specialists

Business and policy engagement

Initiatives supporting private, public, and civil sectors working together

Access to facilities and infrastructure

Find out how to access UKRI’s facilities, from lab space to rapid prototyping


Connecting people and sharing expertise

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