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Innovate UK
Innovate UK

About Innovate UK

What we do

Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency. We work with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.

Who we are

We’re an organisation of around 250 staff, drawn mainly from business and with a head office in Swindon.  Now part of UK Research and Innovation.

Our responsibilities

We work to:

  • determine which science and technology developments will drive future economic growth
  • meet UK innovators with great ideas in the fields we’re focused on
  • fund the strongest opportunities
  • connect innovators with the right partners they need to succeed
  • help our innovators launch, build and grow successful businesses

Our work so far

Since 2007 we have invested over £1.5 billion in innovation, matched by a further £1.5 billion in partner and business funding. We have helped more than 5,000 innovative companies in projects estimated to add £7.5 billion to the UK economy and create 35,000 extra new jobs.

Our five-point plan

We are currently developing our five-point plan for the years ahead: Innovate UK five-point plan

We will publish our new strategy in the autumn; meanwhile If you have views or comments please let us know by contacting

Our blog comments and moderation policy

If you'd like to see our policy on blog comments and their moderation please take a look over here.