Policy paper

Enabling technologies strategy 2012 to 2015

Our strategy covers four enabling technology areas that open the way for new high-value products and services.


Enabling technologies strategy 2012 to 2015

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Enabling technologies underpin many high-value products and services that might find customers in any market. Our strategy focuses on four technology areas:

  • advanced materials
  • biosciences
  • electronics, sensors and photonics
  • information and communication technology

Nearly 200,000 UK companies work in these technology areas. Business opportunities worldwide are worth hundreds of billions of pounds .

Our strategy addresses some high-level challenges in energy, food, health and care, transport and the built environment.

Published 21 October 2014