Strategic Futures

9 Years of UK & EU Research


Inspired by Brexit, and using our Topics Hex Maps application, we produced a comparison between British and European funded grants.

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UK vs. EU diagram

This analysis was carried out using over 35,000 research grant documents, all of which had a start date of September 2007 or later. The datasets used were provided by the RCUK for the UK, and FP7 and H2020 for the EU. The Topic Hex Map presents 60 topics which were extracted from the grants summaries and titles.


Only EU grants involving UK institutions were considered.
EU Grant funding values were converted to Pound Sterling (GBP) using the mid-market rate on the 19th of January 2017 at 17:00 GMT, as provided by XE.

Click on the image below to access the interactive Topic Hex Map.

Topic Hex Map Screenshot