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Research: Government Assistance

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 142441, tabled on 18 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to develop the UK R&D Roadmap into the forthcoming R&D Plan.

Answered on

25 March 2022

Published in July 2020, the R&D Roadmap set out the Government’s vision and ambition for the next chapter for UK research and development.

BEIS is focusing on implementation and delivery of the Roadmap and of subsequent strategies, such as the Innovation and People and Culture Strategies. The objectives of the Roadmap are also being driven through the independently led Reviews of Research Bureaucracy and the Research, Development and Innovation Organisational Landscape.

The Department recently received its largest ever R&D budget at SR21 – £39.8bn over the SR period. We have now set out how funding will be allocated across our partner organisations over the next three years.

We have also announced the Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA), for which the Government has committed £800 million to by 2025/2026 to fund high-risk high-reward research.