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EPSRC Support By Industrial Sector

EPSRC classifies the research it supports by industrial relevance/sector. A list of industrial sectors and their meanings are available.

Please note that the assignment of a sector to a grant indicates that the sector may apply in whole or in part to the research activity of that grant. This means that the values of grants within a classification should not be totalled to find the total investment in that area or to compare investment between areas of research. The value shown for each grant is always the total awarded, not the proportion attributed to the individual industrial sector.
Industrial SectorNumber of GrantsValue (£)
Aerospace, Defence and Marine291 559,017,312
Chemicals164 511,686,884
Communications201 320,210,062
Construction119 286,983,899
Creative Industries48 80,347,818
Education18 20,071,971
Electronics279 483,091,620
Energy677 1,144,613,799
Environment162 339,658,334
Financial Services36 91,482,620
Food and Drink40 73,265,355
Healthcare560 838,779,576
Information Technologies421 595,308,180
Manufacturing447 974,357,032
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors753 574,278,250
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology197 370,904,370
R&D117 344,152,358
Retail12 32,044,276
Sports and Recreation9 17,843,731
Technical Consultancy24 23,281,221
Transport Systems and Vehicles168 368,455,277
Water61 176,067,401