It is part of the UK government’s £4.7 billion increase in research and development over the next 4 years and was designed to ensure that research and innovation takes centre stage in the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
Working together the Government, businesses and academics have identified the biggest core industrial challenges where the UK has a world-leading research base and there is a large or fast growing and sustainable global market. These challenges have been aligned to the four ‘Grand Challenges’ set out in the Industrial Strategy White Paper.
The grand challenges are:
To date, £1.725 billion has been allocated across two waves of challenges in the areas listed below.
Wave 1 challenges launched in April 2017 are:
Wave 2 challenges launched in April 2018 are:
The challenges are aligned with the Industrial Strategy's 4 grand challenges. View all the challenge areas
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Invest NI can help:
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