Innovate UK’s survey on Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Closes at 23.59 on Monday 6th February 2017

As part of the Industrial Strategy outlined in a Green Paper on the 23rd January 2017, a new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) will be set up, overseen by Innovate UK and the Research Councils UK (RCUK). The ISCF is a long-term commitment to support Research and Development and the priorities are expected to evolve over time, with further consultations with experts.

In addition to workshops held by Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network during January on this, an online survey has been opened, seeking evidence supporting the development of the priority challenge areas set out in the Industrial Strategy. The survey provides those who were unable to attend the workshops with the opportunity to submit evidence, as well as for the workshop attendees to submit additional information.

One of the challenge areas is “Smart, flexible & clean energy technologies (such as storage, including batteries & demand response)“, among others. View the full list here.

The January workshops and the online survey aim to:

  • Develop the evidence base for each of the already identified challenge areas.
  • Identify some of the specific challenges within these areas which would particularly benefit from government intervention.
  • Gather suggestions for further broad challenges, and the evidence for them.


Related news: Government announcement supports storage.