|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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