UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has launched a new interactive portal, the InfraPortal, to encourage and help everyone access research and innovation infrastructure.
The InfraPortal showcases the many exciting opportunities for research and innovation that the UK offers. The InfraPortal will be continually expanded to include additional infrastructures that are externally accessible and receive some public funding.
The UK has over 500 nationally and internationally significant research and innovation infrastructures located across the country, and several more around the globe. Broad investment in smaller-scale world-class laboratories underpins them. Examples include large physical research facilities such as synchrotrons, research ships, scientific satellites and ‘living labs’ simulating how innovations might work in the real world. The UK also specialises in knowledge-based resources such as scientific, cultural and artistic collections and archives, as well as high-powered computing systems, test beds and demonstrators.
In addition to providing a catalogue of research and innovation infrastructures across the UK, UKRI have put together a representative snapshot of some examples of the UK infrastructure within and beyond UKRI. To appreciate the range of opportunities the UK provides please visit the case studies online.
Further information about the online portal is available at https://www.ukri.org/news/new-online-portal-helps-everyone-access-the-uks-research-and-innovation-infrastructure/