UKRI launches Strength in Places Fund (SIPF), a new competitive funding scheme that takes a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to support significant regional growth.

The high level aims of the Strength in Places Fund are:

  • To support innovation-led relative regional growth by identifying and supporting areas of R&D strengths that are:

– driving clusters of businesses across a range of sizes that have potential to innovate, or to adopt new technologies;
– in order that those clusters will become nationally and internationally competitive.

  • To enhance local collaborations involving research and innovation. Building on the underpinning regional economic impact role of universities, research institutes, Catapults and other R&D facilities (such as Innovation and Knowledge Centres – IKCs); and engaging those businesses at the forefront of delivering economic growth through innovation within the identified economic geography.

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29th May 2018