The UK is globally acknowledged as an open, enterprising economy built on invention, innovation and competition. Possibly less well-known is the research and innovation infrastructure that helps drive it.
UK Research and innovation infrastructures offer a wealth of opportunities to the world's problem-solvers. There are also numerous shared facilities with industry, public services and the private and charitable sectors, as well as numerous collaborations and partnerships that draw on the UK's infrastructure capabilities.
To promote and showcase the breadth of UK infrastructure capability to researchers, innovators, international partners and businesses, we have put together a representative snapshot of the UK’s current, remarkably diverse, incredibly dynamic infrastructure landscape.
We have also produced a series of factsheets to provide more information on: What is Infrastructure, the UKRI Infrastructure Fund, and How Research and Innovation Infrastructures are Driving Environmental Sustainability.
500+ nationally and internationally significant infrastructures
92% of our infrastructures collaborate with international partners
25,000 people are employed at UK-based infrastructures
42% work with public policy and ¾ with business
92% of our infrastructures work across multiple disciplines
39% of users come from outside the UK