EPSRC supports a well-developed and extensive portfolio of research and training that maintains the UK’s world-class research base, which itself underpins those sectors of the economy relevant to the Information economy strategy. EPSRC’s funding is delivered through several different EPSRC themes:
- Information and communication technologies (ICT)
- Digital economy
- Manufacturing the future
- Healthcare technologies
- Cyber security
EPSRC’s current portfolio (as of 01 April 2014) of direct relevance to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (now the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy [BEIS]) Information economy sector is £349 million, with an additional £129 million cash and in-kind from collaborative partners.
The top five EPSRC Research areas of relevance (by value) are:
- Optoelectronic devices and circuits
- Optical communications
- Non CMOS device technology
- ICT networks and distributed systems
- Microelectronics design
This sector portfolio forms part of the EPSRC Information technologies, Communications, Electronics, Manufacturing, Creative industries and Healthcare sector portfolios that you can explore using the sector tab on Visualising our Portfolio (VoP).