The Government's Industrial Strategy encourages increased investment in research and development. Social sciences have a crucial role in working with industry around innovation and improving productivity – addressing the areas that other research cannot.

Our researchers have a strong history of collaborating with industry and we continue to work with Innovate UK on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and through our jointly supported Innovation Caucus.

Opportunities for business

Find out about opportunities that social science can provide for businesses, including opportunities that are part of the Industrial Strategy Capability Fund (ISCF):

ESRC research

Here we present a selection of ESRC research investments driving growth, prosperity and innovation.