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Research spend by strategic priority

BBSRC research spend 2016-17: £319.3 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.

  • 62% of the portfolio addresses a strategic priority
  • 38% supports world-class underpinning bioscience

Icons made by Freepik from Flaticon. Data source: ReSOURCe.


Colour Investment mechanism
Responsive mode Outer circle
Research and industry clubs
Strategic (ISPG, etc.)
HEIs Inner circle
Strategically-funded institutes


Strategic priority Spend
Agriculture and food security £131.3m
Industrial biotechnology and bioenergy £46.6m
Bioscience for health £55.3m
World-class underpinning bioscience £120.6m