EPSRC logo

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 Marine242 598,680,065
Chemicals140 392,671,753
Communications126 286,624,078
Construction70 139,324,250
Creative Industries34 95,095,257
Education14 44,080,752
Electronics195 359,540,169
Energy529 1,244,354,887
Environment100 226,360,763
Financial Services41 146,561,915
Food and Drink29 85,320,581
Healthcare475 905,799,119
Information Technologies500 784,433,578
Manufacturing380 916,922,876
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors1,121 731,957,596
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology187 521,332,363
R&D190 333,289,644
Retail9 39,812,763
Sports and Recreation9 14,331,731
Technical Consultancy20 59,631,871
Transport Systems and Vehicles112 475,004,397
Water38 112,289,311