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.
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’s policy and research work is dedicated to applying that insight to policy issues for public benefit and societal wellbeing.