The strategy sets ambitions for an innovation-led economy

Increasing innovation will enhance productivity across the economy, and in turn bring jobs, growth and prosperity to all parts of the UK. The whole system of businesses, government, R&D-performing organisations, finance providers, funders and others need to come together to achieve innovation ambitions.

This strategy focuses on how we support businesses innovate by making the most of the UK’s research, development and innovation system.

The vision is for the UK to be a global hub for innovation. This strategy sets out plans against 4 key pillars, which will support the achievement of that vision:

  • Pillar 1: Unleashing business – fueling businesses who want to innovate
  • Pillar 2: People – making the UK the most exciting place for innovation talent
  • Pillar 3: Institutions and places – ensuring research, development and innovation institutions serve the needs of businesses and places across the UK
  • Pillar 4: Missions and technologies – stimulate innovation to tackle major challenges faced by the UK and the world and drive capability in key technologies

Through these pillars, the strategy aims to both establish the right underlying policy environment and clearly signal those areas where government will take the lead.

Click here to view the Government’s published UK innovation strategy