UK Research and Innovation

We invest in research and innovation to enrich lives, drive economic growth, and create jobs and high-quality public services across the UK. We are transforming tomorrow together.

Heriot-Watt University

Since 1821, our pioneering research and education has made a positive impact on the global stage. We continue to push new frontiers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Business and Design.

University of York

Enquiring minds, inspirational teaching and pioneering research.

University of Oxford

Oxford is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

We are a diverse and flexible partnership serving our communities and connected to their needs. Our greatest strength is the diversity and flexibility of our partnership and this empowers us to deliver more.

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH)

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is a world-class research organisation focusing on land and freshwater ecosystems.

Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS)

MASTS is a consortium of 18 organisations engaged in marine science and represents the majority of Scotland’s marine research capacity.

The Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association

The Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association is an international organisation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of multidisciplinary research into all aspects of estuaries and coasts, and the application of science and technology for their sustainable environmental management.

Freshwater Biological Association

The Freshwater Biological Association is dedicated to understanding and protecting freshwater environments across the world. We are advocates for one of the most vulnerable ecosystems on the planet.

British Geological Survey

The British Geological Survey is a world-leading geological survey and global geoscience organisation, focused on public-good science for government and research to understand earth and environmental processes.

British Ecological Society

We are the British Ecological Society: the oldest ecological society in the world. We are working towards a world in which nature and people thrive.

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

The Convention on Wetlands is the intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

We are the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (more commonly known as JNCC), the public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation. 

Scottish Government Marine and Fisheries

The Scottish aquatic environment is among the most diverse in the world supporting over 6,500 complex and 40,000 single cell species of plants and animals in inshore waters alone. This incredible environment includes rivers, lochs, estuaries, coastal waters and offshore waters and is home to many distinctive habitats and iconic species such as basking sharks, over twenty species of marine mammals and internationally important bird populations.

Natural England

We’re the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. We help to protect and restore our natural world.

Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

We are responsible for improving and protecting the environment. We aim to grow a green economy and sustain thriving rural communities.


We are Scotland’s nature agency. We work to improve our natural environment in Scotland and inspire everyone to care more about it.

Wetlands International

Wetlands International is a science-based organisation working with civil society, government and the private sector to enable wetland conservation and restoration. By working together and stepping up actions to safeguard and restore wetlands across whole landscapes, we can boost the resilience society needs to deal with climate emergency and provide the basis for sustainable development.


SSE’s vision is to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. To achieve this we’ve set four fundamental goals for 2030, putting sustainability at the heart of our strategy. These goals are not just important to SSE, they matter to everyone – that’s why they’re directly linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


We are the leading BioPharmaceutical company in the UK. Across our work in R&D, manufacturing, and our commercial business, we are inspired by what science can do and are on a mission to deliver life-changing medicines, transform population health outcomes and ultimately, accelerate the UK as a global leader in life sciences.


We are Reckitt. Home to the world’s most loved and trusted hygiene, health and nutrition brands. Each of our products is designed to meet people’s needs, and to help us all lead better lives.

UK Water Industry Research

UKWIR has been positively shaping the UK water industry’s future for over 25 years. We facilitate, manage & deliver a strategic programme of research projects for our members, the Water Companies of the UK and Ireland, to address the key challenges they face. 

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

We are a growing, global community of nature lovers. Our vision is a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so that our towns, coast and countryside will once again teem with life.

National Trust

We’re Europe’s biggest conservation charity and we look after nature, beauty and history for everyone to enjoy. Find out about our work to tackle climate change, protect historic sites and help people and nature thrive.

World Wildlife Fund

The leading organization in wildlife conservation and endangered species.

Atlantic Salmon Trust

Wild Atlantic salmon are a keystone species in crisis, having declined by 70% in the last 25 years. The population in Great Britain is now  endangered. We’re on a mission to restore wild Atlantic salmon and the environment they depend on.

Tweed Forum

At the heart of land and water management on Tweed; a Rivers Trust for the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland.

The Rivers Trust

Our local Trusts work across Britain, Northern Ireland and Ireland to drive positive change for rivers. Find out more about how we stop pollution, build climate resilience and help nature’s recovery in rivers.


Froglife is a national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles – frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards – and saving the habitats they depend on.

Project Seagrass

Project Seagrass is the only charity dedicated to advancing the conservation of seagrass through education, influence, research and action.

Scottish Wildlife Trust

For nearly 60 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas.

Trees for Life

Our vision is of a revitalised wild forest in the Highlands of Scotland, providing space for wildlife to flourish and communities to thrive.

Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Conservation is a British charity devoted to saving butterflies, moths and their habitats throughout the UK.

Cairngorms National Park

Responsible for conservation, heritage, land management, ranger services, skills development, recreation and outdoor access, education and visitor experience, inclusion and outdoor learning.