Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st February 2018.

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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, what assessment he has made of the geographical spread of recently announced spending commitments drawn from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Higher Education), Minister of State (Education)

We announced an additional investment of £725m in the second wave of challenges in the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund at the Autumn Budget 2017. The technologies and future industries that these challenges support will need to combine the strengths of businesses and researchers across the UK. Wherever they are, they will be able to compete for ISCF funding.

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