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 Marine260 657,003,006
Chemicals144 438,638,953
Communications126 310,262,000
Construction76 157,229,017
Creative Industries35 100,492,314
Education19 49,731,554
Electronics205 409,028,076
Energy588 1,325,283,530
Environment119 258,595,618
Financial Services43 159,155,338
Food and Drink31 86,507,610
Healthcare542 934,702,066
Information Technologies494 812,173,524
Manufacturing428 962,598,125
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors1,044 699,323,677
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology207 499,638,139
R&D167 358,408,906
Retail13 45,892,293
Sports and Recreation9 15,036,327
Technical Consultancy27 69,303,651
Transport Systems and Vehicles133 486,208,958
Water44 119,970,017