Transforming UK Translation – six years in

17 October 2023

In 2017, the Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, and Wellcome launched the Transforming UK Translation (TUKT) programme with a set of commitments to promote and support the translation of scientific research over ten years. The programme defines translation as outputs and activities primarily taking place in universities and research institutes, ranging from the exchange of knowledge and ideas, the creation and exploitation of intellectual property (IP), and academic-industrial collaborations, to the establishment of spin-out companies, and the development of products, processes and enabling technologies such as research tools and materials.

This document provides an update on the Royal Society’s activities, highlighting progress against the TUKT commitments and plans for the remainder of the programme period. For queries, please contact