The Government's Industrial Strategy encourages increased investment in research and development. Social sciences have a crucial role in working with industry around innovation and improving productivity – addressing the areas that other research cannot.

Our researchers have a strong history of collaborating with industry and we continue to work with Innovate UK on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and through our jointly supported Innovation Caucus.

Industrial Strategy Challenge Find (ISCF) Next Generation Services workshops

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting a series of workshops to give businesses the chance to learn more about the proposed £20 million Next Generation Services challenge fund programme.

The workshops are of particular relevance to businesses working in accountancy, insurance and legal services, as well as innovative businesses providing digital solutions.Feedback from the sessions will inform and influence grant funding opportunities. Find out more and register your interest here.

ESRC research

Here we present a selection of ESRC research investments driving growth, prosperity and innovation.