The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Challenge Fund addresses the big societal challenges being faced by UK businesses today.
It’s made up of 23 challenges, covering the four themes of the government’s industrial strategy:
The fund is backed by £2.6 billion of public money, with £3 billion in matched funding from the private sector.
Find out how we’re working with business and researchers to tackle some of the biggest innovation challenges of our time – creating jobs and building prosperity (PDF, 12MB).
Read more about UKRI Challenge Fund activities on Innovate UK’s blog and on Medium.
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The UKRI Challenge Fund challenge themes
Find out more about each of the four themes: