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News & Analysis
22nd February 2024
Silicon Catalyst.UK calls for applications to ChipStartUK

Silicon Catalyst.UK has announced that the ChipStartUK incubator for early-stage UK semiconductor startups is now open for its next round of applications.

Aerospace & Defence
20th February 2024
Science and technology projects wanted for UK space mission

Up to £15 million commercial funding could be made available for British science and technology to fly to space.

Artificial Intelligence
7th February 2024
Funding boost for chips that could help to fuel AI advancements

New funding and support has been unveiled to back British scientists working on chip development, which could power advancements in AI and underpin the technologies needed to reach net zero.

Artificial Intelligence
6th February 2024
UK signals step change for regulators to strengthen global AI leadership

The UK is on course for more agile AI regulation, backing regulators with the skills and tools they need to address the risks and opportunities of AI, as part of the Government’s response to the AI Regulation white paper consultation (6 February 2024).

Automotive
6th February 2024
Gov UK announces new measures to support EV rollout

The government has announced the launch of new initiatives under its Plan for Drivers, aimed at bolstering support for electric vehicle (EV) drivers.

Quantum Tech
5th February 2024
£45 million of investment to unlock the potential of quantum

The announcement by Science Minister Andrew Griffith of a £45 million investment has marked a significant step towards enhancing the use of quantum technology across various sectors including healthcare, energy, and transport.

Security
26th January 2024
100 days to go until world-first consumer protections on smart products

The UK is set to become the first country in the world to implement revolutionary protections for consumers using smart devices. With only 100 days remaining, these measures will bring a new level of security to a wide array of connectable devices, including smartphones, games consoles, and smart doorbells.

News & Analysis
25th January 2024
UK Government backs AI in business and technology

Members of the UK’s first AI Opportunity Forum have been appointed with a clear mission to boost the adoption of AI in the private sector.

STEM News
23rd January 2024
Education secretary approves Dyson STEAM donation

The Education Secretary, Gillian Keegan, has approved a £6 million donation for the creation of a state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering, art, and maths (STEAM) centre in Wiltshire.

Cyber Security
23rd January 2024
Cyber threats should be prioritised as a key business risk

Today marks the publication of a draft Code of Practice on cyber security governance, aimed at bolstering directors and senior leaders' defences against cyber threats. This initiative coincides with the government's new call for input from business leaders.

News & Analysis
16th January 2024
UK launches new tech programme in partnership with Ukraine

The UK and Ukraine have inaugurated a new endeavour, the UK-Ukraine TechBridge, aimed at fostering commercially-oriented partnerships and growth in the technology sectors of both nations. This initiative plays a pivotal role in supporting Ukraine's recovery process.

Women in Tech
15th January 2024
Women at more risk of losing their jobs to AI

The swift integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into various sectors poses a significant risk of job losses, with women and disadvantaged groups being particularly vulnerable.

Wireless
15th January 2024
Lightning-fast Gigabit connectivity reaches 80% of UK

80% of the United Kingdom now enjoys access to high-speed Internet connectivity, marking a crucial milestone in the nation's digital infrastructure development. This achievement is the result of concerted efforts by the telecoms industry and proactive government initiatives.

Communications
18th December 2023
Telecoms enhance vulnerable customer protection

The most vulnerable people across England will be better protected following agreement with the telecoms industry to introduce new measures when upgrading phone lines to a digital network, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, has announced.  

Security
14th December 2023
Security measures to bolster UK data storage protections

Data centres operating in the UK will be required to have tougher security and resilience measures to protect against potential disruption – including cyber-attacks and extreme weather events – under new plans drawn up by the UK Government.

News & Analysis
5th December 2023
Government publishes £2bn Vision for Engineering Biology

Science, Research, and Innovation Minister Andrew Griffith unveils the Government's £2 billion plan to harness the vast potential of engineering biology.

Artificial Intelligence
30th November 2023
AI Minister unveils guidance to upskill UK workers

The government has announced a new draft of guidance to support businesses to upskill their workers and unleash the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help boost productivity by enhancing workplace activity.

News & Analysis
30th November 2023
New guidance to help businesses boost skills and unlock AI opportunities

Businesses across the UK are set to benefit from new guidance issued by the UK government, aimed at enhancing employees' AI skills.

News & Analysis
27th November 2023
Business and Trade Secretary launches plan for UK Advanced Manufacturing

Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch revealed plans aimed at leveraging British excellence in advanced manufacturing to secure enduring private investment and generate well-compensated employment opportunities.

Cyber Security
23rd November 2023
Fortra joins UK Cyber Security Council as a leading member

The UK Cyber Security Council has announced one of its largest members after a recent re-launch of its membership.

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