UKRI Industrial Strategy Challenges Fund (ISCF)

Tackling challenges, building prosperity

  • Program Type
  • Industry Focus
    Any organization - brings together industry and researchers

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is part of government’s Industrial Strategy, the long-term plan to raise productivity and earning power in the UK. Example of R&D of funding program.

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (or ISCF) is aimed at transforming existing industries as well as creating entirely new ones. The bringing together of researchers and industry professionals will benefit the UK immensely, hoping to tackle some of the larger challenges we currently face.

The programme wants to take a project from research to real life applications. A number of challenges have been identified and competitive calls have been put out to the Research and Innovation community.

The hope is that the UK's current strengths in AI and the automotive sector will become further enhanced and potentially get ahead of the curve internationally.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.