Supporting innovation

UKRI provides funding and support to encourage the development of new products, processes and practices.

We provide support for innovation by:

  • funding new and ambitious innovation-led projects
  • enabling collaboration across the system to catalyse and enable innovation, its adoption and diffusion
  • funding a wide range of training, mentoring and skills development for innovators.

How our councils support innovation

Our councils provide a wide range of support for innovators and companies:

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

AHRC programmes, partnerships and funding schemes underpinning innovation

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Research and innovation campuses, impact acceleration accounts and other innovation support

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Research resources for business, funding for impact, the Business Engagement Forum

Innovate UK

Programmes, partnerships, mentoring and expertise supporting global innovation

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Support for researchers in commercialising research innovation

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Business incubation centres, guidance for intellectual property, access to equipment

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