Supporting collaboration – ESRC


Opportunities for business

The social sciences have a great deal to offer businesses – from understanding the potential for new goods, services and business models to improving relationships with providers, customers and employees.

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) only supports research activity that:

  • meets our excellence criterion
  • is developed to ensure the highest chances of making impact
  • is provided for independent investigation.

Research we support

The research we support is as follows:

Created by the National Centre for Universities and Business in partnership with UKRI, konfer is an online tool that helps businesses find opportunities for collaboration including research, researchers, facilities, equipment, funding and support.

The UKRI Challenge Fund aims to bring together the UK’s world-leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time.

Last updated: 24 January 2024

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