UK research and innovation infrastructure roadmap

March 8, 2018, from Richard Morton

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is developing a research and innovation infrastructure roadmap. This is a challenging task as the UK has never undertaken a road mapping exercise of this breadth and scale. It will offer enormous benefit in increasing understanding of the UK’s current capability and in planning for the future. UKRI has been asked to undertake this project by the Universities and Science Minister and it will contribute to the Government’s ambition of 2.4% UK GDP investment in R&D by 2027.

As part of this programme UKRI are conducting analysis to better understand the current research and innovation infrastructure landscape. They have launched a survey to gather information on research and innovation infrastructures of strategic importance to the UK.

If you believe your infrastructure meets the criteria outlined at the start of the survey and you haven’t been contacted directly by UKRI they would welcome your survey response by 19 March 2018.

Research and innovation infrastructures – Facilities, resources and services that are used by the research and innovation communities to conduct research and foster innovation in their fields. They include:

– major research equipment (or sets of instruments)
– knowledge-based resources such as collections, archives and data
– e-infrastructures such as data and computing systems and communication networks
– any other tools that are essential to achieve excellence in research and innovation.