Sir John Kingman announced as chair of UK Research and Innovation
Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced that Sir John Kingman will take up the role of permanent chair of UKRI in April. Sir John has been interim chair since May 2016 and his appointment follows a fair and open competition.
With a combined budget of more than £6 billion, UKRI will be a major voice for research and innovation in the UK and globally, helping implement the government’s ambitious Industrial Strategy.
Boosting research and development (R&D) is key to the Industrial Strategy and the government has committed to the biggest ever increase in R&D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027, which could increase public and private R&D investment by as much as £80 billion over the next 10 years.
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