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Innovate UK


Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government. For more information visit UK Research and Innovation’s website.


We drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.


Our responsibilities


With a strong business focus, we drive growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation.


We connect businesses to the partners, customers and investors that can help them turn ideas into commercially successful products and services and business growth.


We fund business and research collaborations to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into research and development.


Our support is available to businesses across all economic sectors, value chains and UK regions.


Our work so far


Since 2007, we have invested around £2.5 billion in businesses across the country innovation, matched by £1.8 billion from industry.


We have helped 8,500 organisations with projects estimated to add more than £18 billion to the UK economy and create 70,000 jobs.

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