BEIS Sec of State Clark announces £19M awarded to deliver industry-led PhD training through collaborative partnerships

£19M awarded to deliver industry-led PhD training through collaborative partnerships

It has been announced £18.9M of funding to support world-class industry-led collaborative doctoral training through Collaborative Training Partnerships (CTP). The investment will train and develop 189 PhD students to produce skilled people for the research base and build capability in the UK workforce. CTP succeeds BBSRC Industrial CASE Partnerships (ICP) as BBSRC’s mechanism for the block award of CASE studentships to non-academic research organisations.

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy the RT Honourable Greg Clark said: “Furthering collaboration between government, academia and industry is a key part of the industrial strategy we’re developing. Collaborative Training Partnerships will boost the UK’s world-leading reputation for research and science while increasing the talent and expertise of our workforce in the UK and providing new opportunities for the science leaders of tomorrow.”

Dr Karen Lewis, BBSRC Executive Director, Innovation and Skills said: “Bioscience impacts on our lives in many ways. BBSRC strives to harness the power of bioscience to deliver a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for the UK and beyond. To achieve this we need to maintain our leading position in global bioscience by ensuring that the next generation of scientists have the best training and skills and Collaborative Training Partnerships will play a key role in achieving this.”

Dr David McAllister, Head of Skills and Careers said: “A highly skilled and trained workforce is essential for the success of the bioscience sector and a driving force for the bioeconomy. BBSRC’s investments in Collaborative Training Partnerships will help ensure that the research base is equipped with the range of skills and talent required for modern bioscience, and provide highly skilled people for the public, private, third and research sectors.”

In total, 10 CTPs will be supported: