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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 Marine279 568,135,391
Chemicals160 491,566,167
Communications200 324,220,937
Construction127 291,186,858
Creative Industries47 79,182,022
Education11 17,148,423
Electronics302 506,467,340
Energy712 1,156,987,087
Environment167 326,450,144
Financial Services37 95,290,841
Food and Drink41 74,063,152
Healthcare565 821,478,386
Information Technologies405 583,896,763
Manufacturing440 945,767,248
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors729 567,576,176
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology183 334,892,213
R&D104 322,529,254
Retail13 26,075,194
Sports and Recreation6 16,704,932
Technical Consultancy18 16,149,479
Transport Systems and Vehicles168 372,298,964
Water63 173,922,070