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Unlocking the potential of quantum: £45 million investment to drive breakthroughs in brain scanners, navigation systems, and quantum computing

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The government is today investing a total of £45 million in the UK’s quantum sector – as part of its commitment to transforming into a quantum-enabled economy by 2033 – seizing this technology’s potential to overhaul healthcare, energy, transport and more.

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UK AI Safety Institute: third progress report

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Third progress report by Ian Hogarth, Chair of UK’s AI Safety Institute.

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UK signals step change for regulators to strengthen AI leadership

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The UK is on course for more agile AI regulation, as the government publishes its response to the AI Regulation White Paper consultation today.

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Project Gigabit contracts

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This page contains a summary of all local and regional Project Gigabit contracts awarded to suppliers.

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New contracts added in February 2024.

The CDEI is now the Responsible Technology Adoption Unit

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The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is changing its name to the Responsible Technology Adoption Unit (RTA) to more accurately reflect its mission.

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AI Fairness Innovation Challenge winners announced

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Four winning projects to support AI firms working in higher education, healthcare, finance, and recruitment under the Government’s AI Fairness Challenge.

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AI regulation: a pro-innovation approach – policy proposals

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We’re seeking views on the proposals set out in the white paper on implementing a pro-innovation approach to AI regulation.

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Government response to consultation published.

Implementing the UK’s AI regulatory principles: initial guidance for regulators

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Voluntary guidance for regulators to support them to implement the UK’s pro-innovation AI regulatory principles.

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McPartland review of cyber security and economic growth

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The government has asked the Rt Hon Stephen McPartland MP to conduct an independent review into cyber security as an enabler of economic growth.

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UK research investment to boost UK semiconductor industry

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Two new ‘Innovation and Knowledge Centres’ will receive £11 million each to help bring new chip technologies to market.

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DSIT cyber security newsletter – February 2024

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The February 2024 edition of the monthly DSIT cyber security newsletter.

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What works in international R&I collaboration: evidence review

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to follow

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Evaluation of the Global Challenges Research Fund: Stage 1B Synthesis report

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Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Stage 1b Synthesis report (2021 to 2022) assesses the evidence on programme processes and progress towards impact in GCRF’s six ‘signature investments.

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Research Ventures Catalyst (closed for applications)

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A pilot programme that will stimulate the creation of novel research ventures, via entrepreneurial team-based approaches in collaboration with partners drawn from the public sector, industry and the third sector.

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Successful applications published.

Identifying and describing UK innovation clusters

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This report sets out the methodology and descriptive analysis of the Innovation Clusters Map.

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Research Ventures Catalyst: successful applications

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Successful applications that will progress to the next stage of the Research Ventures Catalyst programme to stimulate the creation of novel research ventures.

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Review of research bureaucracy

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An independent review of research bureaucracy, and methods to free up and support researchers to focus on research.

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Government response to the independent review of research bureaucracy published.

Find UK innovation clusters

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This tool maps innovation clusters across the UK.

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Introducing the Innovation Clusters Map

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Statement from the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation, and Technology, Michelle Donelan, on the Innovation Clusters Map.

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Biotech driving medical breakthroughs and cuts to red tape lead major science and tech package to spark UK innovation and growth

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Science and Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan set out the importance of the UK’s mission to be a science and technology superpower.

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UK Science and Technology Framework

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The Science and Technology Framework sets out our approach to making the UK a science and technology superpower by 2030.

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UK Science and Technology Framework update on progress published.

AI Safety Institute approach to evaluations

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AI Safety Institute (AISI) approach to evaluations and testing of advanced AI systems to better understand what each new system is capable of.

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Evaluation of the Global Challenges Research Fund: assessment of research quality, positioning for use and results

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This Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) midpoint synthesis report on evidence on the quality, positioning for development impact and early outcomes of GCRF-funded research and innovation.

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Reforming the DSIT business case process

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This independent report by Lord David Willetts reviews the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology business case approvals process and proposes recommendations to render the process more efficient and streamlined.

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