Who are UK Research and Innovation and Research England?

Download our latest factsheet and find out more about the national funding agency that invests in UK science and research.

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities and government in its mission is to foster research and development within the UK.

Established on 1 April 2018 by the Higher Education Research Act, it brings together:

  • the existing seven research councils
  • Innovate UK, the UKs innovation agency
  • Research England, a new body designed to take on the England-only research and the knowledge exchange responsibilities of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Download the factsheet and learn more about the remit of UKRI, its work with the Office for Students and the role of Research England.

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