Innovation in Programme Management

The Rural Economy and Land Use Programme is an unprecedented collaboration between ESRC, BBSRC, NERC, Defra and the Scottish Government. Running between 2003 and 2013, the programme was set up to deliver interdisciplinary research on the social, economic, environmental and technological challenges facing rural areas. So, how did this programme go about getting the natural and social sciences working together creatively? How has it engaged with non-academics interested in its work? And can research funders and future programmes learn useful lessons from the Relu approach?

Relu Innovation in interdisciplinarity

Relu innovation in knowledge exchange