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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the Government plans to allocate from the public purse for the Next Generation of Services project; and whether that funding will be drawn from monies allocated for the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

We will invest £725m in Wave 2 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund over the next four years. We announced six new Challenges in wave 2 and two Pioneer Challenges to build industry engagement and readiness for future funding. Up to £20m Pioneer funding has been allocated from the ISCF programme for a Challenge to develop the Next Generation of Services through the application of AI and data driven innovation.

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