About us

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.

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 5-point plan

We are currently developing our 5-point plan for the years ahead: Innovate UK 5-point plan July 2015 (PDF, 376KB, 1 page)

We will publish our new strategy in the autumn; meanwhile If you have views or comments please let us know by contacting support@innovateuk.gov.uk

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