Innovate UK’s on-line presence is shifting to the brand new UK Analysis and Innovation (UKRI) web site. Our information and funding alternatives are already on the UKRI web site at ukri.org, and this summer time we’ll begin to transition content material from our gov.uk website to the brand new UKRI website – together with the Innovate UK weblog.
We’d like your assist
Assist us to design a web site that’s simple to navigate – as a result of understanding our viewers’s wants throughout Innovate UK and UKRI is essential to assist inform our choices on design and content material. Your perception will form the look and performance of our internet pages. To do that we have to work carefully with our colleagues and prospects, to assemble essential perception on how the web site is used:
- what are you in search of?
- can you discover it on our web site?
- is it simple to seek out? Is it simple to learn and perceive?
- does it level to what you are able to do subsequent?
We wish you to take part in our person analysis. We’ll be working completely different rounds of analysis for perception at completely different occasions over the approaching months, related to a wide range of audiences relying on what they go to our web site for.
Join to participate in person analysis.
10 web sites into one
That is all half of a bigger transition the place the web sites of Innovate UK, the Analysis Councils and Analysis England are shifting into one built-in UKRI website. This shall be a one-stop-shop for content material throughout all UKRI and councils, together with Innovate UK – whether or not it’s funding alternatives, information or company content material akin to insurance policies and steerage.
The transfer opens up new potentialities for what we are able to provide our website guests. The brand new funding finder, as an example, has made it attainable to seek for all funding alternatives in a single place, whereas filtering for open or closed alternatives, award kind and funding councils – so you may rapidly discover what’s funded or co-funded by Innovate UK or different UKRI councils.
For this transition to achieve success we’ll want your enter to assist us form the content material.
Why are we making the transfer?
The web site challenge began in 2018 when UKRI carried out a discovery train involving over 900 customers wanting into how the ten web sites related to UKRI have been getting used. We discovered:
- duplicated data throughout a number of web sites, significantly round funding, analysis, information tales, and jobs
- website guests usually went to a number of of the websites to seek out the knowledge they have been in search of
- website guests have been typically in search of the identical issues throughout the websites, akin to funding alternatives
Transferring council web sites into one built-in UKRI website goals to make it simpler for guests to seek out what they’re in search of, whereas additionally offering for every council’s distinctive voice.
Shaping our new house for Innovate UK
The primary part of the web site transformation challenge culminated within the launch of the brand new UKRI web site on the finish of October final yr.
The web site at the moment incorporates the funding finder containing funding alternatives from Innovate UK and all different councils, all information articles from UKRI councils, and UKRI company content material akin to core steerage and insurance policies, in addition to our local weather change part and Covid-19 part.
Throughout the subsequent part of the challenge we’ll steadily transition content material from the Innovate UK websites into the UKRI website.
Quite than transitioning all the positioning data council by council, we’ll evaluate, remodel and transition content material in themes all through 2021. One of many first content material themes to transition in the course of the summer time shall be our Innovate UK blogs, with different themes persevering with to be moved throughout all through the remainder of this yr.
Making the online expertise less complicated
Throughout the content material transition we’ll prioritise, simplify and streamline all content material to verify our guests can discover what they want rapidly and effectively on the brand new website.
All through the method we’re involving person teams to determine content material that meets person wants, and produce and construction the content material so it’s offered in the simplest and simple to seek out approach.
We now have labored with the Nationwide Archives to retailer the present websites as a web based repository for legacy content material. Which means outdated content material shall be obtainable on the Nationwide Archives Internet Archive even after now we have reviewed and transitioned internet content material to the built-in UKRI website.
Understanding our viewers’s wants throughout Innovate UK as a part of UKRI, and the way guests are utilizing our web site, is essential to assist inform our choices on design and content material.
This is a chance so that you can present insights to form our content material, serving to to make Innovate UK’s on-line useful resource simpler and impactful for companies, researchers and entrepreneurs alike.
Join now to form the brand new Innovate UK internet expertise.
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