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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 Marine285 570,518,235
Chemicals164 520,382,357
Communications192 317,445,540
Construction115 280,693,671
Creative Industries47 79,493,645
Education18 20,071,971
Electronics272 474,613,877
Energy659 1,181,635,660
Environment161 349,923,317
Financial Services36 91,486,208
Food and Drink38 77,059,416
Healthcare538 821,847,755
Information Technologies418 591,995,493
Manufacturing424 946,328,355
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors753 569,495,110
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology197 380,691,006
R&D112 343,853,537
Retail11 25,513,098
Sports and Recreation9 17,844,166
Technical Consultancy27 24,388,931
Transport Systems and Vehicles162 382,904,313
Water61 175,235,431