Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) 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.

Read more about ISCF activities on Innovate UK’s ISCF blog and on ISCF Medium.

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You can apply for ISCF funding if you’re based at a research organisation, business or charity.

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The ISCF challenge themes

You can find out more about each of the four ISCF themes below.

Clean growth

Supporting the development of low-carbon technologies for clean growth

Ageing society

Supporting innovation in health technologies, therapies and treatments

Future of mobility

Improving transport technologies and reducing the UK transport footprint

Artificial intelligence and data economy

Driving development in AI, machine learning and the data economy

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