Key Sectors


3 years ago admin Comments Off on Nanotechnology
The UK boasts excellent research in nanoscience conducted at world-leading universities with more than 1,500 researchers working in this field UK-wide. A significant increase in government support for nanotechnology research has resulted in such initiatives as the new University Innovation Centre in Microsystems and Nanotechnology at the Universities of Newcastle and Durham, and the Interdisciplinary Read More

Information and Communications Technology

3 years ago admin Comments Off on Information and Communications Technology
The UK’s ICT sector is internationally recognized and respected for its entrepreneurship and innovation. The UK, for example, has 80% of the leading telecom equipment manufacturers in the world, and those companies employ around 35,000 people and generate approximately $10.6 billion (£5.7 billion) in annual revenue. The UK telecom industry currently accounts for 5% of Read More

Space & Planetary Science

3 years ago admin Comments Off on Space & Planetary Science
The UK has taken a unique and targeted approach to space. Rather than viewing the development of space technology as an end in itself, the UK has identified clear scientific and commercial objectives, investing in space for three primary purposes: to expand knowledge in astronomy, planetary, and environmental sciences; to create opportunities for commercial exploitation Read More

Advanced Engineering & Materials

3 years ago admin Comments Off on Advanced Engineering & Materials
The UK actively supports research and development efforts in advanced engineering and materials, and has a long and proud history of innovation and excellence in this sector. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK Government’s leading funding agency for research and training in this area. It invests more than $700 million Read More

Energy & Environment

3 years ago admin Comments Off on Energy & Environment
Ensuring a better quality of life for everyone, now and for future generations, lies at the heart of the UK Government’s sustainable development strategy. In this spirit, the UK Government published a paper in February 2002, “Our Energy Future—Creating a Low Carbon Economy”, which defined a long-term strategic vision for energy policy combining the UK’s Read More

Biotechnology & Life Sciences

3 years ago admin Comments Off on Biotechnology & Life Sciences
The UK is one of the world’s major centers for investment in the life sciences and biotechnology. Research is a priority for the UK Government in order to ensure good public health, to serve as a prime economic driver for the country, and to spur rapid developments in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Read More