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Strategic Plan

Updated 2013/2014

Introduction and overview

Light micrograph showing chloroplasts in plant cells. John Durham, Science Photo Library The age of bioscience 

BBSRC's vision is to lead world-class 21st century bioscience, promoting innovation in the bioeconomy, and realising benefits for society within and beyond the UK…

BBSRC Overview 

Working with stakeholders, BBSRC has identified leading priorities and themes that are essential to keep the UK at the cutting edge of bioscience…

World-class bioscience

Cardiff University World-class bioscience 

Maintaining the UK's position as a global leader…

Strategic research priorities

iStock Thinkstock Agriculture and food security 

Bioscience for sustainable and productive agriculture, supplying not only sufficient, affordable, nutritious and safe food but also non-food products and feedstocks…

S Martin TMO Renewables Industrial biotechnology and bioenergy 

Energy, industrial materials and biopharmaceuticals, developed and produced using biological processes, reducing dependency on fossil fuels…

Stephanie Schuller University of East Anglia IFR Bioscience for health 

Driving advances in fundamental bioscience for better health across the lifecourse, reducing the need for medical and social intervention…

Enabling themes

Tim Gander Enabling innovation 

Maximising the impact of our science and skilled people in boosting the UK economy, informing policy and improving quality of life…

TEK Image Science Photo Library Exploiting new ways of working 

Enabling innovative working practices in an era of rapid technological advancement, multidisciplinary research, high throughput technologies, the next generation internet…

iStock Thinkstock Partnerships 

Working with our many stakeholders, including other funders and the public, nationally and internationally, to deliver our exciting vision for global impact from UK bioscience…

Monitoring, measuring and efficiency

Pasieka Science Photo Library Monitoring progress, measuring success 

We will monitor performance and progress with this Strategic Plan through our existing Performance Management System. We will use our Delivery Plan to set out detailed objectives…

Pasieka Science Photo Library Efficiency and effectiveness 

BBSRC is committed to utilising resources effectively and responsibly to maximise funding for science…