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Action 55 in United Kingdom flag United Kingdom

Member States to double annual public spending on ICT research and development

Indicator Status Evidence
Have your ICT R&D expenditure risen by 10% or more per annum in public spending in last 3 available years? No EPSRC, the main provider of public funds for academic ICT research has had an essentially flat spend over the past three years (£91M in 2009-10; £92M in 2010-11; £90M in 2011-12).
Is ICT R&D a dedicated area in your Research and Development programme (either as a separate programme or a part of general R&D programme)? Yes ICT R&D is a dedicated area in our programme sitting within the Technology Team of the Technology Strategy Board. By ICT though, we mean the software, people and process parts of computing. There is a separate desk for Electronics, Sensors and Photonics covering the hardware aspects of computing. The Technology Strategy Board also has a Digital Team which focuses on the business challenges in getting ICTs adopted in various business sectors. ICT R&D is also funded within our Challenge-led Teams i.e. Energy, Food, Transport, Built Environment and Health. EPSRC has programmes in 'ICT' and 'Digital Economy', the latter includes ICT as well as eg relevant research social sciences.
Has the total ICT R&D spending (private and public) risen by 10% per annum in the last 3 available years? -
Have the number of ICT researchers grown by at least 10% per annum in the last available 3 years? -
Are there targeted allocations of Structural Funds on ICT R&D? No There are R&D&I allocations in many of the UK-ERDF programmes but they have no specific allocations for ICT.

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