Science and Innovation Framework 2004-2014
In July 2004, the government published the Science and Innovation Framework 2004-2014, a ten-year investment framework for science and innovation (SIIF) alongside the 2004 Spending Review. The framework set out the government's ambition for UK science and innovation over the next decade, in particular their contribution to economic growth and public services. It makes it clear that science, engineering and technology SET skills are essential for the future of the UK.
In March 2006, the Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004-2014: Next Steps was published which set out the government's thoughts on the long-term challenges facing UK science and innovation. It outlined a range of new proposals designed to create a more effective science and innovation system in the UK, including consultation on proposals outlined in Chapter two "Maximising the impact of science on innovation" and Chapter three "Improving research councils' effectiveness".