National benefits

St Pancras and the British Library adjacent to the site for The Francis Crick Institute.

St Pancras and the British Library adjacent to the site for The Francis Crick Institute.
© The Francis Crick Institute

Investment in excellent medical research brings tangible benefits: better health, improved quality of life and increased prosperity.

The UK ranks among the strongest countries in the world for biomedical research and the Francis Crick Institute has an important role to play in keeping it globally competitive.

The Crick drives excellence in biomedical research and innovation, developing ideas for public good through collaborative research within the institute and with top academic and scientific establishments across the country. We are developing close links with industry and healthcare organisations so the NHS and its patients will benefit from the new treatments and technologies that may result from discoveries made at the institute.

Recruiting from a global talent pool and training scientists who will go on to lead other biomedical research institutions across the country will create a network of outstanding scientists who will continue to interact with each other and with the Crick throughout their careers. This will help to keep the UK at the forefront of global innovation in the life sciences.

Through its wide science education programme, the Crick promotes the study of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects, inspiring and encouraging young people to become tomorrow's scientists.

  • The Francis Crick Institute drives excellence in biomedical research and innovation to help keep the UK competitive in this area.
  • It prepares scientists to lead other research institutes across the UK, creating and encouraging ongoing collaboration between individuals and establishments.
  • The NHS and its patients will benefit for many years to come from the cures, vaccines and drugs that have been developed as a result of discoveries made at the institute.