2. Vision and objectives

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We deliver outstanding, creative discovery research that drives growth and prosperity in the UK and globally. Breaking through boundaries of current knowledge and understanding to produce the next generation of world-leading solutions to real-world problems, we provide the platform for achieving technological advances that are relevant, robust, secure and sustainable. Throughout our portfolio, we will continue to promote responsible research and innovation, with sound ethical values at the heart of everything we do.

Our vision is to ensure the UK is the place where the most creative researchers can deliver world-leading research with genuine economic and societal impact, supporting the Industrial Strategy ambition to make the UK the most innovative economy by 2030. Along with a focus on harnessing the many opportunities that UKRI's formation presents, we will lead on the UKRI cross-cutting theme of identifying and implementing activities that increase opportunities to commercialise advances made by the research councils, ensuring UKRI investments offer a strong platform to meet the challenge of growing R&D investment across the whole to 2.4% of GDP by 2027 and 3% in the longer term.

In terms of our own portfolio, we will focus on three complementary objectives which underline what we want to achieve, how we will achieve it and the tools that will enable us to do so.