UK Government Articles
Building the pipeline of Women Entrepreneurs in STEM and Construction
The UK government commissioned Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship highlighted that women entrepreneurs are underrepresented in the most productive sectors of the UK economy, and that female entrepreneurship could add a further £250 billion to the UK economy.
UK to host first global summit on artificial intelligence
As the world grapples with the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence, the UK will host the first major global summit on AI safety, the Prime Minister has announced.
Secretary of State hosts roundtable with leading AI innovators
The Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Chloe Smith, hosted senior AI leaders at Downing Street for a roundtable on the opportunities and risks faced by the UK’s rapidly-evolving AI industry.
Prime Minister joins Industry Chiefs to roadmap future of AI regulation
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met the CEOs of AI innovators OpenAI, Google DeepMind, and Anthropic to roadmap the development of safe and responsible artificial intelligence, outlining the future of regulation and governance.
£1 billion National Semiconductor Strategy revealed
A new twenty-year plan to secure the world-leading strengths of the UK’s semiconductor industry has been unveiled by the Government.
Robotics community asked to help develop fusion energy
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is calling upon the international robotics community to help make fusion energy part of the world’s future energy supply in a bid to combat climate change and build towards a net zero society.
Microsoft/Activision deal prevented to protect innovation
The CMA has prevented Microsoft’s proposed purchase of Activision over concerns the deal would alter the future of the fast-growing Cloud gaming market, leading to reduced innovation and less choice for UK gamers over the years to come.
Multi-use power line delivering clean power to 1.8 million UK homes
The world’s largest multi-use power line will be built under the North Sea, boosting UK energy supplies with enough to power 1.8 million homes – more than Birmingham and Manchester combined.
£30m government boost to capture and store more renewable energy
Cutting edge businesses, in locations including Scotland and Nottingham, are set to benefit from a share of £30 million to be at the forefront of designing and testing innovative technology of the future that will modernise our energy system and store renewable energy for later use.
UK government announces Wireless Infrastructure Strategy
New plans and investment to boost digital connectivity and put the UK at the forefront of future telecoms technologies have been unveiled by Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan – unlocking growth, innovation, and potential across the country.
UK publishes prospectus for opportunities beyond Horizon Europe
The blueprint for Pioneer - a long-term, bold prospectus programme to support research and innovation in the UK should association to the Horizon Europe scheme not prove possible - has been unveiled.
Science and Technology Secretary meets with EU Research & Innovation Commissioner
The Science and Technology Secretary will travel to Brussels to meet European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel to discuss research collaboration including the UK’s expectations around association with Horizon Europe.
Government publishes AI whitepaper to guide its use in the UK
The whitepaper sets out new approach to regulating artificial intelligence to build public trust in cutting-edge technologies and make it easier for businesses to innovate, grow and create jobs.
Broadcom’s deal to buy VMware make computer servers more expensive for UK businesses
Broadcom’s deal to buy VMware could lead to less innovation and drive up the cost of computer parts used by government, banks, and telecoms.
Government launches plan to make the UK an international technology superpower
The UK has published a roadmap for reaching tech superpower status by 2030 through a new International Technology Strategy.
First Light Fusion to build facility at UKAEA’s Culham Campus
The UK Atomic Energy Authority (‘UKAEA’) and First Light Fusion (‘First Light’) have signed an agreement for the design and construction of a new purpose-built facility to house First Light’s Machine 4 at UKAEA’s Culham Campus in Oxfordshire
AGI supports government report on accelerating EV chargepoint rollout
The UK membership organisation for companies and individuals working in the geospatial sector, the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), has supported a UK government report on how location data can drive the rollout of electric vehicle infrastructure.
Nuix named a certified supplier on its G-Cloud 13 framework
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has chosen Nuix as a certified supplier on the Government’s G-Cloud 13 procurement framework.
The next Silicon Valley: UK technological development
Five innovation experts have been appointed to spearhead technological development in the UK, as the Chancellor strengthens aims to become the next Silicon Valley.
UK to accelerate research on 5G and 6G technology
Research and development on next-generation 5G and 6G wireless technology and telecoms security is to be ramped up as part of a £110 million government investment.