The government funds and supports innovation in science, technology and engineering to help the UK’s high-tech industries to thrive.

Policies 4

  1. Research and development

    We want to use our talent to make the UK the best place in the world to run an innovative business or service.

  2. Research and innovation in health and social care

    The government wants to encourage research and innovation in the NHS and use evidence to help raise standards in health and social care.

  3. Public understanding of science and engineering

    High levels of skills in science, technology, engineering and maths are essential for the UK’s prosperity

  4. Animal research and testing

    Experimentation is only permitted when there is no alternative research technique and expected benefits outweigh possible adverse effects.

Detailed guides

  1. EU Framework Programme

    The Framework Programme is the EU’s main way of funding collaborative, research and development across different countries. Read more

  2. CDE portal: open and manage your account

    Guidance on how to open and manage your Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) portal account. Read more

  3. Licence to operate a space object: how to apply

    How to get a licence to launch or operate a spacecraft, satellite or manage other activities in outer space, under the Outer Space Act 1986. Read more

  4. Accreditation and conformity assessment guidance for business and government departments

    Effective standardisation encourages innovation and forceful competition and improves profitability. Read more

  5. Apply for ethical approval for MOD research involving humans

    Information on how to apply for approval from MOD's Research and Ethics Committees (MODREC) before carrying out human research that is undertaken, funded or sponsored by MOD. Read more