In November 2017 the Government published its Industrial Strategy – Building a Britain fit for the future. The British Academy has long argued that the humanities and social sciences must be at the heart of the Government’s Industrial Strategy and we are optimistic about the vision the Strategy sets out for the nation.
The Industrial Strategy sets out four Grand Challenges, aimed at putting the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future: AI and Data Economy; Clean Growth; Future of Mobility and Ageing Society. It also identifies five foundations of productivity: ideas; people; infrastructure; business environment and places.
The British Academy has already done a lot of work which is relevant to the Industrial Strategy, including both the Grand Challenges and the foundations of productivity and you can find links to this work on this page.
We will continue to work with our Fellowship of leading academics to support and inform the Industrial Strategy.
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