UK Research and Innovation works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.
Intellectual Property Office
The Intellectual Property Office is the government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
BEIS replaced the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in July 2016. The department is responsible for innovation, science, research, energy, clean growth and business. For more information, visit the website below.
UK Research and Innovation
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is an executive non-departmental public body which brings together the seven research councils, Innovate UK and Research England. It is sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to invest in science and research in the UK.
Innovate UK, previously the Technology Strategy Board, fund, support and connect innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth.
Innovate UK is responsible for:
- Providing new support for innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with high-growth potential
- Providing innovative UK businesses with access to funding opportunities and advice
- Giving companies access to important customers in the public sector
- Identifying and investing in the sectors that have the greatest potential for innovation to speed up economic growth
- Helping innovative companies work with their backers so their ideas can be developed commercially