Investing in research and innovation generates the new knowledge, technologies and jobs that power a successful economy and improve people’s lives and opportunities. It means we can tackle the huge challenges posed by climate change and biodiversity loss and prepare for and manage future threats to our health and wellbeing.
The UK government has committed to increase public investment in research and development to £20 billion a year by 2025 with an overall investment target of 2.4% of GDP by 2027.
This is an opportunity to maximise the UK’s strengths in science, research and innovation in ways that lead us to a better future.
The Royal Society is working to create a strong and healthy research and innovation system in the UK, built on the ideas and talents of researchers from all over the world, which can benefit us all.