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The Institute for Industrial Strategy (IFIS) at King’s College was launched in 2018 to meet the challenge of the emerging Industrial Strategy.

The Institute is dedicated to helping develop and shape an Industrial Strategy by providing critical thinking and expertise on a range of key policy areas, including productivity, supply chains, digital transformation, and skills development. 

We are part of a positive academic environment at the heart of London, collaborating with academics from across disciplines within King’s, and geographically very close to Westminster and Whitehall.

Our vision is to contribute to a successful Industrial Strategy which is capable of creating a favourable environment where large and small businesses can flourish, and which can, ultimately, improve the earning power and living conditions of communities across the UK. Our view is that the Industrial Strategy will not work without a cross-cutting narrative that inspires businesses, the educational sector, and the public. 

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We welcome contact from anyone working in the Industrial Strategy policy area, or related areas, whatever their professional context.


King's establishes Institute for Industrial Strategy

Considered unique in the sector, the Institute is being created in response to the emerging national industrial strategy and aims to help shape this critical area of domestic policy.

Based at Bush House, the Institute will critique the ‘Modern Industrial Strategy’, and promote ideas, processes and technologies that challenge and enhance current thinking. It will attempt to answer the question of how the UK will develop the skills base, infrastructure and innovation which will match the demands of an increasingly competitive global marketplace...




Our Agenda

Responding to the demand for research on key policy areas, such as productivity, skills, Industry 4.0, and supply chains

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    Responding to the demand for research on key policy areas, such as productivity, skills, Industry 4.0, and supply chains

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    Influencing a narrative that makes the ‘Industrial Strategy’ accessible and attractive for everybody, both within King’s and externally

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    Bridging a network of key national stakeholders, including catapult centres, universities, industry bodies, Government Departments and the wider sector.

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    Forming a team with strong competencies in policy knowledge and academic research to generate policy insights and encourage debate

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    Promoting King’s as the pre-eminent university in this key policy area