How everyone benefits from world-class scientific research

22 July 2020

Research is not just about high-tech products and advanced medical treatments, it touches all parts of society and the economy. Innovation and problem-solving skills nurtured in our research-intensive universities helps transform sectors like social care and mental health and boost industries like construction and advanced manufacturing. 

In fact, research has never been more important in driving innovation and productivity as we deal with the post-Covid-19 economic recovery. To change lives and renew the economy it is important to understand the value of research, from fundamental experiments to application-specific advances. What we often take for granted can only be achieved by dedicated individuals and teams, often working over many years and collaborating across borders.

As we look to the future, it is vital for this work to be funded sustainably and for the UK to build on its strengths as a global science superpower.

Download our briefing on how the UK's research:

  • stimulates the economy
  • responds to public health challenges
  • creates high-value jobs
  • delivers regional growth
  • makes a difference to people's lives

How everyone benefits from world-class research

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