Innovate UK (the name for the Technology Strategy Board) is the UK's innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation.
As well as investing in programmes and projects, much of Innovate UK's work is in spreading knowledge, understanding policy, spotting opportunities and bringing people together to solve problems or make new advances.
To prioritise and guide their work, Innovate UK has identified several technology areas (KTAs) and application areas where efforts will be focused. They also use other approaches to target their activities – particularly Innovation Platforms and Emerging technologies. Innovate UK currently manages a range of programmes and delivery mechanisms to drive innovation.