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BBSRC publishes Delivery Plan for 2016 to 2020

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BBSRC has published its Delivery Plan for 2016/17 to 2019/20. This follows the March announcement of funding to the Research Councils from The allocation of science and research funding 2016/17 to 2019/20.

The plan recognises BBSRC’s unique role in supporting the UK’s world-leading bioscience research base in driving scientific advances, and in exploiting the transformative power of bioscience for the widest possible benefit. Our plans are centred on five outcome-focused themes that will guide our investments and actions over the period:

  • Driving bioscience discovery – advancing the boundaries of knowledge and upholding the UK’s global leadership in bioscience
  • Building a more resilient and secure future – promoting bioscience research that addresses strategic societal challenges, scientific opportunities and economic growth in the UK and beyond
  • Transforming and creating bio-based businesses – using bioscience research to enhance productivity, transform businesses and create new market opportunities
  • Growing and attracting talent – investing in skilled people for the research base, and building capability in the UK workforce
  • Strengthening the UK’s position as a global partner – capitalising on UK bioscience research strengths and strong international links to foster collaborations and enhance contributions to international development

Read the full Delivery Plan (PDF) for more details.



BBSRC invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.

Funded by Government, BBSRC invested over £509M in world-class bioscience in 2014-15. We support research and training in universities and strategically funded institutes. BBSRC research and the people we fund are helping society to meet major challenges, including food security, green energy and healthier, longer lives. Our investments underpin important UK economic sectors, such as farming, food, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

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