UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

UKRI is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The organisation brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England, and Innovate UK. The nine councils work together in innovative ways to deliver an ambitious agenda, drawing on their great depth and breadth of expertise and the enormous diversity of our portfolio.

Through the councils UKRI maintains and champions the creativity and vibrancy of disciplines and sector-specific priorities and communities. The councils shape and deliver both sectoral and domain-specific support. UKRI convenes, catalyses and invests in close collaboration with others to build a thriving, inclusive research and innovation system.

Whether through research council grants, quality-related block grants from Research England, or grants and wider support for innovative businesses from Innovate UK, UKRI works with its stakeholders to understand the opportunities and requirements of all the different parts of the research and innovation landscape, maintaining the health, breadth and depth of the system.