The ‘eight great technologies’ will propel the UK to future growth and help it stay ahead in the global race
RCUK takes a variety of approaches to support innovation and deliver impact from research, including the development of collaborative research programmes, investment in major research capabilities, such as national research facilities, and the support of impact-related capabilities. Often the impact of research is realised through the combination of several investments over time.
The Research Councils seek to ensure that the outputs and outcomes of their funded research have significant long-term benefits for the economy and society. These timelines highlight how investments made in research over the long term combine to create a significant impact in particular areas. In addition, research in one area can combine with that from another to drive innovation and make a key contribution to UK growth.