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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 Marine273 530,690,166
Chemicals152 308,480,216
Communications216 339,507,733
Construction142 337,500,098
Creative Industries58 106,390,415
Education11 15,865,555
Electronics336 559,339,918
Energy774 936,617,373
Environment153 286,476,199
Financial Services40 93,319,123
Food and Drink45 79,422,720
Healthcare559 780,511,916
Information Technologies420 544,538,308
Manufacturing434 730,474,112
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors719 573,553,109
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology173 323,209,255
R&D80 96,741,158
Retail15 33,073,185
Sports and Recreation7 23,006,533
Technical Consultancy18 16,444,985
Transport Systems and Vehicles178 342,796,279
Water57 154,990,196