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Corporate Strategy

Published in 2018, our Strategic Context and Future Opportunities details our strategic goals, themes  and enablers together with our key priorities for the future ,and replaces our Corporate Strategy 2010-2020.  This new document reflects the changing external environment since the Corporate Strategy was published  with events such as:

  • the Governments renewed focus on the importance of the UK Industrial Strategy;
  • the impact of the UK’s decision to leave  the European Union;
  • the formation of UK Research and Innovation

To delivery our Vision, STFC’s Strategic Delivery Plan is centred on four enduring long term strategic goals:

  • World-class frontier research
  • World–class multidisciplinary facilities
  • World–class innovation
  • World–class skills

It also sets out six strategic themes, intended to influence delivery and take account of the external environment that we are working in.

Three themes in particular reflect STFC’s distinctive contribution to UKRI:

  • Data-intensive science
  • Research and innovation campuses
  • Developing advanced technologies

Underpinning our ability to deliver and play a major role in making UKRI greater than the sum of its parts are three strategic enablers, ensuring that we use the collective resources across the entire research and innovation community to generate maximum scientific, economic, social and cultural impact.

STFC Vision


Last updated: 28 February 2019


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