The Commitment to Talent and Skills

Join businesses and organisations across the innovation ecosystem to make a defined commitment to grow the UK’s innovation Talent and Skills pipeline. The Commitment is a highly collaborative endeavour and is designed to be mutually beneficial to all partners.

Why is Innovate UK doing this?

Innovate UK is committed to developing a strong and sustainable pipeline of innovation talent and skills. As a convener in the ecosystem, we want to bring together a diverse range of stakeholders who can contribute to this goal, including organisations which may not be currently engaged or realise that they can play an important role in building the pipeline.

We want to extend our products and services to more stakeholders and to enable those who formalise their commitment to share with and learn from each other. This will build a diverse community of practice and provide a platform to share and celebrate progress through showcasing tangible examples.

Credit: Walsall College

Why should my organisation make a commitment?

  • You will gain access to a network of like-minded organisations and become a part of connected innovation and skills system.
  • You will have access to Innovate UK’s resources, events and networks to support you to achieve your Talent and Skills goals.
  • You will have the opportunity to share your aims and ambitions and benefit from collective support to realise success
  • It is an excellent publicity item for your organisation.


What can my organisation’s commitment involve?

Depending on your organisation, your commitment could take many forms. Inspiring examples from organisations that have already made pledges include:

  • Increasing the interest of young people in active learning experiences in STEM-related careers
  • Delivering a business growth service, which includes coaching, workshops and events
  • Ensuring an education system matched to the talent needs of employers
  • Offering educators and learners access to a Learning Lab with free tools and resources.

See who’s already made a commitment below.

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