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Sam Gyimah MP

Minister of State for Universities and Science
Department for Education and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (Invited)

Sam Gyimah was appointed as a joint Minister for Higher Education at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Education on 9 January 2018. He was elected the Conservative MP for East Surrey in 2010.

  • Rolling out the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, a £4.7 billion four-year programme to strengthen private sector innovation and enable the UK to derive greater economic benefits from its world-leading science base
  • Investing a £30 million fund in the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to nurture a deep pool of commercially-minded research talent
  • Facilitating the growth of industry-led research, powered by multi-disciplinary research and business-academic collaboration
  • Supporting growth and productivity by linking science, innovation and industrial enterprise