EPSRC currently invests around £80 million annually through its Manufacturing the Future theme, in support of innovative research and skills. This is used to support a number of Centres for Innovative Manufacturing, strategic research programmes and a diverse portfolio of manufacturing research projects, fellowships and doctoral research studentships.
The TSB High Value Manufacturing programme invests a comparable amount to promote business innovation within high value manufacturing companies. This includes the development and operation of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres, support for Collaborative R&D projects and other related initiatives.
This partnership covers a combined public investment of over £150 million, which is used to stimulate long-term economic growth for the UK through manufacturing innovati