Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency

We work with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.

Who we are

We’re an organisation of around 300 staff, drawn mainly from business. We work across the UK, with a head office in Swindon.

Our responsibilities

With a strong business focus, we drive growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation. To do this, we work to:

  • determine which science and technology developments will drive future economic growth
  • meet UK innovators with great ideas in the fields we’re focused on
  • fund the strongest opportunities
  • connect innovators with the right partners they need to succeed
  • help our innovators launch, build and grow successful businesses

Our work so far

Since 2007 we have committed over £1.8 billion to innovation, matched by a similar amount in partner and business funding. We have helped more than 7,600 organisations with projects estimated to add more than £11.5 billion to the UK economy and create 55,000 extra new jobs.

For more information, please visit; https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk