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UK ARPA - the ATI responds

Our response to the inquiry into the government’s plans for a new UK research funding agency.

By Scott Pendry

29 June 2020 09:30:AM
Read time: 2 mins

We have submitted a response to the House of Commons Science and Technology inquiry into the government’s plans for a new UK research funding agency modelled on DARPA.

The ATI is supportive of a new high-risk, high-reward funding agency. For the proposed agency to be truly effective, it is vital that it is given a large degree of independence and is given genuine autonomy to identify and commission early stage high potential research projects. Such an approach will allow it to carve out a place in the UK’s existing innovation ecosystem, contributing to the government’s intention to increase R&D intensity in the UK.

Read the full response here.