Engagement Hub

UK Research and Innovation works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas.

Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £8 billion, UK Research and Innovation brings together the seven research councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

The Engagement Hub is our online space to share our ideas and get your feedback.

Featured Activities

Open Activities

  • Survey of R&D Businesses and the UK Immigration System

    Thank you for agreeing to take part in the Survey of R&D Businesses and the UK Immigration System, led by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and UK Research and Innovation. This consultation consists of three phases and aims to identify where the immigration and visa... More

    Closes 28 January 2022

  • An opportunity to shape the AHRC’s policy on software and data

    Collecting, storing and reusing data are essential practices for researchers across all disciplines. It is key that the funders of research have policies and practices on data and the software used to extract, manipulate, and store it, that are fit for purpose now and in the future. The Arts and... More

    Closes 31 March 2022

Closed Activities

  • Global Talent Visa 2021

    The Global Talent visa is an immigration route provided by the UK Government to provide a fast and efficient visa offer to those working in science and research. Under the scheme, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) can recognise other funding organisations as an ‘endorsed funder’. ... More

    Closed 29 October 2021

  • COVID-19 projects in your area

    Since the start of the pandemic we have invested over £554 million pounds in over 3,600 new research and innovation projects, building on decades of previous investment. Projects on your doorstep are making an impact, both closer to home and on the national and global... More

    Closed 30 September 2021

  • The External Advisory Board

    The Global Talent visa (GTV) is a UK immigration category for talented and promising people in specific sectors such as sciences, the humanities, engineering, the arts, and technology, wishing to work in the UK. The Global Talent visa replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa category in... More

    Closed 25 June 2021

  • NERC Data capability and Services

    NERC is currently considering the Data Capability and Services that are provided via the NERC Environmental Data Service (EDS) and the associated data centres (British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA), Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC),... More

    Closed 14 June 2021

  • Global Talent Visa

    The Global Talent Visa is an immigration route provided by the UK Government to provide a fast and efficient visa offer to those working in science and research. Under the scheme, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) can recognise other funders as an ‘Endorsed Funder’. Any researcher or... More

    Closed 27 November 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

See what we've consulted on.

We asked

In November 2020 we asked for input on which funders UKRI should recognise as an endorsed funder under the Global Talent Visa.

The Global Talent Visa is an immigration route provided by the UK Government to provide a fast and efficient visa offer to those working in science and research. Under the scheme, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) can recognise other funders as an ‘Endorsed Funder’. 

We want to increase the number of endorsed funders. Endorsed funders may be based in the UK or internationally.

You said

We have had nine responses with a total of 27 funders suggested to UKRI.  

66 percent of you said that this tool was ‘Good’ or ‘Very good’.

We did

This was an expression of interest stage and was the first step in the process to becoming a recognised funder. We will now review the organisations that have been nominated and will decide whether or not to take these forward via our due diligence process.

We will update this section in January 2021 to update on progress. Thanks to your feedback we will look to use this tool again in Spring 2021 to ask for more input of who UKRI sound recognised as an endorsed funder.