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ISCF Next Generation Services Challenge: CR&D Competition Briefing - London

Event details
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
9:30 am – 16:30 pm
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Briefing


This competition briefing event is organised by Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)


As part of the Industrial Strategy, the Government will invest up to £20M in the Next Generation Services industrial strategy challenge fund (ISCF). The objective of the Challenge is to maintain the leadership position of the UK in global high-value services by developing a targeted approach to support the sector’s engagement in R&D in the emerging new technologies based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the data economy, one of four ‘Grand Challenge’ areas identified in the government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper.


The scope of this challenge is limited to legal services, accountancy and insurance which are high-value data-driven services under the broader category of Professional Business Services and Financial Services.

The briefing event will include:

  • an opportunity to hear about the objectives and scope of the CR&D programme
  • an opportunity to learn how to get involved in the CR&D programme
  • opportunities to network and develop ideas and partnerships for the competitions
  • an opportunity to meet with UKRI, KTN and wider stakeholders.


These events are free to attend with online registration on a first-come-first -served basis. We are looking to have representatives from as wide a number of organisations as possible.

As we are limited on numbers at all locations we would ask that organisations (including universities) only send 2 representatives maximum.



Registration details for each event are listed below – click on one below to book:

London – 5th June 2018

Manchester – 11th June 2018

Cardiff – 19th June 2018

Edinburgh – 21st June 2018

Belfast – 26th June 2018


The London event will be filmed and webcast for those unable to physically attend one of the 5 briefings. Register for the Online Webcast – 5 June 2018 only.


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