UK Government Articles
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
£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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.