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Research and Development

Practical support to help companies invest in R&D

Welcome to the DIUS's Research and Development webpages. These pages are intended as a guide to help companies access the practical support to invest in R&D. Here you can find information about R&D and innovation, including information about available government support for businesses embarking on R&D projects.

What is R&D?

R&D can be defined as any project to resolve scientific or technological uncertainty aimed at achieving an advance in science or technology. Advances include new or improved products, processes and services...more

Why R&D matters to companies

R&D plays an important role in the innovation process. It results in the technology that brings new products and services to the market place. Innovation results in high quality jobs, successful businesses, better goods and services and more efficient processes....more

Support for Business R&D

The R&D Tax Credits, the Technology Programme and other R&D Support Products have all been introduced by Government as practical solutions designed to help companies fulfil their R&D aspirations.

Collaborative Business/University Research - Lambert Agreements

The Lambert Agreements are a series of five model agreements specifically designed for universities and companies wishing to undertake collaborative research projects....more   

R&D Scoreboard

The R&D Scoreboard is the leading source of information and analysis on the world's top R&D active companies, both globally and in the UK....more