Government support for the research base aims to increase the contribution made to improving exploitation of the research base to meet national economic and public service objectives.
The Research Councils believe that the maximum benefit is derived from their investments. They run a number of initiatives that aim to encourage the flow of ideas, trained people and knowledge to potential users and beneficiaries in business, in government and in the voluntary and charitable sectors.
These activities can be placed under four broad headings:
- Co-operation in education and training at masters and doctoral level
- People and knowledge flow
- Collaborative research with users
- Commercialisation including IP exploitation and entrepreneurial activities
More information can be found by exploring the links in RCUK's Innovation section.