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Research projects to build trust, privacy and security in use of personal data and digital technologies

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In 2017 EPSRC called on researchers to submit proposals for projects that would further the understanding of Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security (TIPS) issues in the Digital Economy. The aspiration was to support interdisciplinary research, across the spectrum of technological,... (Continue reading)

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‘Aberdeen has a bright future post-Brexit’, ministers tell industry leaders

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Businesses in Aberdeen have today been reassured by ministers that they have the full support and backing of the Government as the UK prepares to leave the EU (April 26th). The Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick MP, and... (Continue reading)

Council Announce Funding For Pothole & Road Repairs

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An extra £700,000 of council funding will be invested in improving the condition of roads around County Durham over the coming year, it has been revealed (April 25th). Cllr Simon Henig, Leader of Durham County Council, announced the additional funding... (Continue reading)

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Tech sector backs British AI industry with multi million pound investment

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More than 50 leading businesses and organisations have contributed to the development of a £1 billion deal to put the nation at the forefront of the artificial intelligence industry, featuring almost £300 million of new private sector investment (April 26th).... (Continue reading)

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Over £9.7m for Swansea neonatal and post-natal services

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Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has today announced over £9.7 million funding to support neonatal and post-natal services at Singleton Hospital (April 26th). The funding will be used to develop a new seven bed Transitional Care Unit and Special Care Baby... (Continue reading)

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Final vote on Social Security (Scotland) Bill

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Legislation to establish Scottish social security (April 26th). A Bill allowing the Scottish Government to make the first social security payments later this year has been passed by Parliament. A unanimous vote means MSPs have passed the Social Security (Scotland)... (Continue reading)

Artificial intelligence: Commission outlines a European approach to boost investment and set ethical guidelines

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The European Commission is presenting a series of measures to put artificial intelligence (AI) at the service of Europeans and boost Europe’s competitiveness in this field (April 25th). The Commission is proposing a three-pronged approach to increase public and private... (Continue reading)

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Digital healthcare to be led by national decision-making board, according to new Scottish Government strategy

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A joint decision-making board for digital health, a single national digital healthcare platform and care and a national approach to information sharing in health and social care are among the key plans in the Scottish Government’s first digital health and... (Continue reading)

Developing cutting-edge commercial ideas: apply for funding

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Innovate UK has up to £20 million to invest in cutting-edge ideas that could have an economic impact (April 26th). Projects can work on disruptive and game-changing ideas in any sector of the economy or any field of technology. They... (Continue reading)

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£1m project to prove economic value of urban green spaces

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A new toolkit to calculate the economic value of urban greenspace is being developed with £1m funding from Innovate UK (April 25th). The online toolkit – which is being developed by researchers at the University of Exeter, Vivid Economics and... (Continue reading)

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