A New Sector Approach to Research Council Funding

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Dec 6, 2012 (4 years and 8 months ago)

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A New Sector Approach to
Research Council Funding

Dr Emma Feltham

EPSRC

Introduction


EPSRC general information


The new sector approach


Sector work


Collaborations


Publications


Summary


Contacts

Research Councils

DTI

Office of Science and Technology

RCUK

CCLRC

BBSRC

ESRC

Engineering

& Physical

Sciences

Research

Council

MRC

NERC

PPARC

AHRB

UK Government Funded R&D, 1999
-
2000

Source: SET Statistics 2001
Total £6,529M
Civil Departments
£1,353.4M
HEFCs
£1,157.1M
Defence
£2,344.5M
Contribution to EU R&D
£335.4M
Science Budget
£1,338.4M
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


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.

EPSRC Planned Expenditure 2002
-
3

Research Grants
76.7%
Training
17.5%
Operations
3.6%
£498 million
Fellowships
1.7%
Public Awareness
0.4%
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

Objectives



Awareness



Involvement



Understanding



Partnerships



Collaboration



Exploitation

Research

excellence

Multidisciplinary

opportunities

Training

needs

Infrastructure

investment

Knowledge &

Skills transfer

MISSION OBJECTIVES

PROGRAMMES:

Maths, Physics

Engineering

Chemistry,

Materials, IT&CS

Manufacturing

Infrastructure

etc.


Life Sciences

Interface,

Basic Technology

eScience

DISCIPLINE/PROGRAMMES

SOCIO
-
ECONOMIC THEMES

Energy, Sustainability

Mobility/Transport,

Health, Wealth,

Leisure & Culture, etc.

Strategic
Framework

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

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

Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

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

Strategic




Business drivers



Research priorities



Emerging areas


EPSRC




Awareness



Peer review & policy



Secondments



Collaboration




University links



Other links



IPR management


Training




Training needs/gaps



Recruitment policy



EPSRC delivery

Discussion Framework

Opportunities for Collaboration

Industrial CASE

Strategic targeting?

Research

grants

Co
-
funding of major
collaborative

research programmes

Joint call for proposals

Direct

collaboration

Studentships

Co
-
funding of

research chairs

Further Engagement with EPSRC

Refereeing and

peer review panels

Strategic advisory
teams (SATs)

Programme activities



Consultative workshops



Portfolio evaluation

Sector
placements

Opportunities
for collaboration



EPSRC Sector Portfolio


331 collaborative grants


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

Defining Sector Collaborations


0
50
100
150
200
250
300
Chemicals Manufacture (Basic and Other Chemicals)
Coatings, Surfactants, & Household Products Manuf.
Pesticides & Agrochemicals Manufacture
Pharmaceuticals and Related Medical Products Manuf.
Polymers, Plastics, Rubber and Related Products Man.
Sector Theme
Number or value/£100k
Total grant value
Total value of contribution
Number of current collaborative projects
9
10
10
16
28
28
46
47
48
60
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
Avecia
AstraZeneca
Pfizer
Dow Chemicals
Johnson Matthey
Unilever
BNFL
GlaxoSmithKline
BP
ICI
Main Company Collaborations (by
number of grants supported by EPSRC)

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



Sector Briefs



Overview of EPSRC/Industry Interactions



Intellectual Property



Postgraduate Training



Collaborating on Research Grants



Partnership Schemes and Mechanisms


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


Sector Team Leader


Associate Programme Manager (Chemistry)


Dr Kedar Pandya


01793 444087


kedar.pandya@epsrc.ac.uk



Associate Programme Manager (Process Engineering)


Dr Emma Feltham


01793 444478


emma.feltham@epsrc.ac.uk