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A new sector approach to research council funding

A New Sector Approach to Research Council Funding

Dr Emma Feltham

EPSRC


Introduction

Introduction

  • EPSRC general information

  • The new sector approach

  • Sector work

  • Collaborations

  • Publications

  • Summary

  • Contacts


A new sector approach to research council funding

DTI

Office of Science and Technology

RCUK

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

AHRB

BBSRC

ESRC

MRC

NERC

PPARC

CCLRC

Research Councils


Uk government funded r d 1999 2000

UK Government Funded R&D, 1999-2000


Epsrc

EPSRC

  • The UK’s funding agency for research and training in engineering and the physical sciences.

  • Invests more than £460 million a year in world-class research.

  • Actively promotes public awareness of science and engineering.


Epsrc mission

EPSRC Mission

  • To promote and support high-quality basic, strategic and applied research and related postgraduate training in engineering and the physical sciences.

  • To advance knowledge and technology and provide trained engineers and scientists to meet the needs of users, thereby contributing to the quality of life and economic competitiveness of the United Kingdom.


A new sector approach to research council funding

EPSRC Planned Expenditure 2002-3


The new sector approach

The New Sector Approach

  • Developing strategic links between EPSRC and industry

  • To align EPSRC’s programme of research and training better with the needs of users


A new sector approach to research council funding

Objectives

  • Awareness

  • Involvement

  • Understanding

  • Partnerships

  • Collaboration

  • Exploitation


A new sector approach to research council funding

MISSION OBJECTIVES

Knowledge &

Skills transfer

Multidisciplinary

opportunities

Training

needs

Infrastructure

investment

Research

excellence

PROGRAMMES:

Maths, Physics

Engineering

Chemistry,

Materials, IT&CS

Manufacturing

Infrastructure

etc.

Life Sciences

Interface,

Basic Technology

eScience

DISCIPLINE/PROGRAMMES

SECTORS

Bulk Products & Materials,

Chemicals, Electronics

Computers & Communication

Energy, Defence, Transport

Healthcare, Retail, Financial

SOCIO-ECONOMIC THEMES

Energy, Sustainability

Mobility/Transport,

Health, Wealth,

Leisure & Culture, etc.

Strategic Framework


Sectors

Sectors

  • Aerospace and Defence

  • Bulk Products and Materials

  • Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

  • Computing and Communications

  • Construction and Environment

  • Electronics

  • Financial Services

  • Food and Drink

  • Healthcare

  • Power

  • Retail

  • Transport


Sector and programme mapping

Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

  • Chemistry

  • Green chemistry & catalysis

  • High throughput methods

  • Analytical Science

  • Engineering

  • Engineering for healthcare

  • Chemistry – chem. eng. interface

  • Process engineering

  • Life Sciences Interface

  • Bioinformatics

  • Post-genomic research

  • Drug discovery

Sector and Programme Mapping


Ongoing activities

Ongoing Activities

  • Identify User Needs by Talking To:

    • Key large industrial players

    • Representative SME’s

    • Trade associations

  • Increase Awareness

    • Highlight EPSRC activity at conferences and trade fairs

  • Industrial Secondments


Discussion framework

  • Strategic

  • Business drivers

  • Research priorities

  • Emerging areas

  • Training

  • Training needs/gaps

  • Recruitment policy

  • EPSRC delivery

  • Collaboration

  • University links

  • Other links

  • IPR management

  • EPSRC

  • Awareness

  • Peer review & policy

  • Secondments

Discussion Framework


Opportunities for collaboration

Research

grants

Industrial CASE

Strategic targeting?

Studentships

Co-funding of

research chairs

Joint call for proposals

Co-funding of major collaborative

research programmes

Direct

collaboration

Opportunities for Collaboration


Further engagement with epsrc

Refereeing and

peer review panels

Strategic advisory teams (SATs)

  • Programme activities

  • Consultative workshops

  • Portfolio evaluation

Opportunities for collaboration

Sector placements

Further Engagement with EPSRC


Defining sector collaborations

Defining Sector Collaborations

  • EPSRC Sector Portfolio

    • 331 collaborative grants

    • Total grant value £71M, estimated annual expenditure £12M


Main company collaborations by number of grants supported by epsrc

Main Company Collaborations (by number of grants supported by EPSRC)


Collaborative research programmes

Collaborative Research Programmes

  • Faraday Partnerships

    • Faraday Plastics – innovation in the supply chain

    • IMPACT – innovative materials using colloid technology

    • CRYSTAL – green technology for chemical industries

    • Remediation of the polluted environment

    • INSITE –high throughput methods

  • Foresight Challenge and LINK Awards

    • iAc – virtual catalysis centre

    • CPACT

    • Lab on a Chip – miniature chemical and analytical systems

    • Measuring up to the Environment – sensor development

    • From Micrograms to Multikilos – novel reactor design


Publications

Publications

  • Sector Briefs

  • Overview of EPSRC/Industry Interactions

  • Intellectual Property

  • Postgraduate Training

  • Collaborating on Research Grants

  • Partnership Schemes and Mechanisms


Summary

Summary

  • We can offer you

    • Knowledge about the research and training we fund

    • Influence over how we spend our research and training budget

    • Access to broad and long term strategies


Contacts

Contacts

  • Sector Team Leader

    Associate Programme Manager (Chemistry)

    Dr Kedar Pandya

    01793 444087

    [email protected]

  • Associate Programme Manager (Process Engineering)

    Dr Emma Feltham

    01793 444478

    [email protected]


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