The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is part of the government’s high-level Industrial Strategy to address major industrial and societal challenges and raise productivity and earning power in the UK.
The fund is part of the government's commitment to increase spending on research and development by £4.7 billion over a four year period, creating many opportunities for businesses and researchers to work together to address challenges where the UK is well placed to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are responsible for delivering the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. UKRI comprises the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.
The University of Plymouth has established an Industrial Strategy Working Group to coordinate institutional responses where appropriate. This Group is chaired by Adrian Dawson, Director of Research and Innovation.