Supporting collaboration

UKRI brings together the depth and breadth of expertise across universities, research centres, business, the public sector and civil society to create new knowledge and tackle local, national and global challenges, from levelling up to climate change.

This collaboration is essential so that the UK has a thriving research and innovation system where:

  • businesses, the public sector and civil society have opportunities to contribute and benefit from transformative ideas and knowledge
  • talented people are connected across boundaries to achieve their full potential
  • international funding is supported.

Collaboration opportunities we offer include:

See our investments, partnerships and networks.

How our councils support collaboration

Our research councils, Innovate UK and Research England foster collaboration work across the UK and internationally.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Our collaborative programmes, networks, international research and business collaborations

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Connecting with business, partnerships for innovation, and networks for risk-based decisions

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

How we encourage collaboration between researchers and business, public and civil society

Innovate UK

Support to develop innovations and guidance for connecting with experts

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Our collaborative partnerships, the Natural Hazards Partnership and the RIDE Forum

Research England

Partnerships in higher education and the knowledge exchange framework

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Access to research facilities and support for start-up companies

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