904101 - Innovation (Answered)

John Woodcock
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what investment the Government is making in innovation in order to safeguard sovereign capability in materials for the defence and nuclear industries.

George Freeman

Through Innovate UK we are investing £300m to support high potential opportunities in advanced materials and manufacturing. This investment is delivered through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult centres, including the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and the National Composites Centre.

We are working with industry through the Defence Growth Partnership to stimulate innovation and improve competitiveness across the UK defence sector.