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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 Marine288 717,930,297
Chemicals161 559,480,190
Communications140 319,791,406
Construction87 190,695,710
Creative Industries44 103,344,911
Education24 51,310,299
Electronics226 429,752,270
Energy578 1,472,766,056
Environment132 306,701,841
Financial Services55 170,210,230
Food and Drink32 84,870,022
Healthcare557 934,367,790
Information Technologies526 874,314,311
Manufacturing446 1,076,530,178
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors1,028 800,413,044
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology218 502,935,774
R&D171 499,247,602
Retail14 46,091,898
Sports and Recreation8 13,717,166
Technical Consultancy30 69,336,289
Transport Systems and Vehicles145 501,128,181
Water45 127,773,111