Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund through Innovate UK

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) is a flagship challenge-led innovation programme delivered through Innovate UK and the UKRI Data to early diagnosis challenge. Around £2.6 billion of public money and £3 billion in matched funding from the private sector have been invested in projects that bring together researchers and businesses to tackle the big societal and industrial challenges of today.

Support is provided for a range of projects across 23 different challenges, from small feasibility studies through to large collaborative research and development projects and major new research and development facilities.

All the challenges fall under the four themes of the government’s industrial strategy:

  • clean growth
  • ageing society
  • future of mobility
  • artificial intelligence and data economy.

NCIMI is funded by the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to drive innovation in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for improved diagnosis and delivery of precision treatments for cancer, heart disease, genetic disorders and other conditions.