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Research spend by strategic priority

BBSRC research spend 2015-2016: £332 million

Working with stakeholders, BBSRC has identified three key strategic research priorities that are essential to keep the UK at the cutting edge of bioscience.

All figures given in £ million.

  • 59% of the portfolio addresses a strategic priority
  • 41% supports world-class underpinning bioscience

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Colour Investment mechanism
Responsive mode
Research and industry clubs
Strategic (ISPG, etc.)
Strategically funded institutes


Strategic priority Spend
Agriculture and food security £124.9m
Industrial biotechnology and bioenergy £50.4m
Bioscience for health £56.8m
World-class underpinning bioscience £136.3m