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Our Purpose & Priorities


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Our purpose & priorities…making our mission clear

UK Research and Innovation is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas. For more information visit the UKRI website.

STFC’s Vision defines our overarching objective and our Strategic Context & Future Opportunities sets our how STFC can make a major contribution to the success of UKRI, by developing and exploiting its areas of science and its critical large-scale research infrastructures that support industrial and academic researchers across the whole spectrum of science.

STFC’s Strategic Context and Future Opportunities takes into account the Government’s renewed focus on the importance of UK Industrial Strategy and the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. We have also taken the opportunity to consider STFC’s contribution to UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI’s) ambitions.  This replaces our existing Corporate Strategy but provides a current document on which to base our engagement with stakeholders. 

STFC’s Strategic Delivery Plan within UKRI will present our 5-10 year vision and associated shorter term delivery plan.

Delivering a World Class Research Programme

STFC Executive Chair Mark Thomson has opened a formal series of discussions with our research communities designed to identify new world class science and technology proposals for potential future investment.

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Last updated: 05 March 2019


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