What is the UK~IRC ? The UK~IRC is the focal point for policy-relevant innovation research in the UK and internationally. It was established in response to The Government’s Innovation Nation White Paper (March 2008), that highlighted a need to “build on the UK’s current impressive performance on research and broaden the traditional knowledge exchange agenda to encompass new disciplines, new sectors, new businesses and those who work in the development and delivery of public services.”


We unite leading academic figures and act as a  mechanism for interaction with policy makers for knowledge exchange and the promotion of research in the field.