Queen’s University and i-AMS are part of the UK’s vibrant and potent research and development landscape
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
UKRI's purpose is to create a flourishing R&D environment across the UK
UKRI is a body set-up to work in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.
The UKRI defines it's strategy:-
"...works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses ... for research and innovation to flourish....Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £6 billion...mission is to...ensure research and innovation continues to flourish in the UK."
Under the umbrella of the UKRI there are seven(7) Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England. The Council that is particularly relevant to collaborations in manufacturing in regard to early stage research is the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Beyond the early stage research when the challenge is to develop and deploy applications the more relevant agency is Innovate UK.
Discover more, visit UKRI
Visit the Research Council web-sites
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
- Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
- Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
- Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- Medical Research Council (MRC)
- Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
R&D funding for Higher Education Institutions
R&D funding provided by the UK Government routed through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is distributed via the Research Councils and Innovate UK, and is directly accessible to all throughout the UK. The funding for R&D in the universities across the UK is different due to the devolved government structure, i.e., Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. English universities obtain funding from the UKRI via Research England, while universities in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales receive funding from the respective devolved administrations, each of which receives a grant from the central UK government.