The strategy sets out how the government is building a Britain fit for the future – to help businesses create better, higher-paying jobs with investment in the skills, industries and infrastructure of the future.
“We stand together with the businesses, charities and academic communities committed to delivering the Industrial Strategy… Business models are changing and we need these collaborative partnerships to support SMEs and make innovation happen.”
Chris Molloy, CEO
The Grand Challenges
The Industrial Strategy sets out Grand Challenges to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future, ensuring that the UK takes advantage of major global changes, improving people’s lives and the country’s productivity.
The first 4 Grand Challenges are focused on the global trends which will transform our future:
- artificial intelligence and data
- ageing society
- clean growth
- future of mobility
The Medicines Discovery Catapult is helping UK industry to specifically meet 2 of these challenges:
Artificial intelligence and data
Use data, artificial intelligence and innovation to transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases by 2030
Ensure that people can enjoy at least 5 extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, while narrowing the gap between the experience of the richest and poorest