The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is the UK Government department that pursues UK national interests and projects the UK as a force for good in the world. The FCDO promotes the interests of British citizens, safeguards the UK’s security, defends UK values, reduces poverty and tackles global challenges, including climate change, with international partners.
The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology is the UK Government department focused on positioning the UK at the forefront of global scientific and technological advancement. It builds on the UKs strong foundations of world-class research, a thriving technology scene and global networks of collaboration to create a golden thread from outstanding basic science to innovations that change lives and sustain economic growth. It is committed to directing record levels of R&D, and delivering talent programmes, physical and digital infrastructure and regulation to support our economy, security, public services and wider Government priorities.
Global Challenges Research Fund is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015 to support cutting edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable energy is a priority theme under our Equitable Access to Sustainable Development challenge.
The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero provides dedicated leadership focused on delivering security of energy supply, ensuring properly functioning markets, greater energy efficiency and seizing the opportunities of net zero to lead the world in new green industries. This year, the department is focused on easing the cost of living and delivering financial security by bringing down energy bills and keeping them down – better insulating consumers from external impacts.
Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas. We connect businesses to partners, customers and investors that can help them turn ideas into commercially successful products and services and business growth. We fund business and research collaborations to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into R&D. Our support is available to businesses across all economic sectors, value chains and UK regions. Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main funding body for engineering and physical sciences research in the UK. By investing in research and postgraduate training, we are building the knowledge and skills base needed to address the scientific and technological challenges facing the nation. EPSRC is part of UK Research and Innovation, which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and the government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.