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This week, the Prime Minister promises to "back innovators & wealth creators" ahead of crucial Brexit talks. Also:

  • Publication of Government’s Brexit sectoral impact reports delayed;
  • UK and France to form world-first Cyber Threat Alliance; and
  • techUK makes case for R&D roadmap to the Science and Technology Select Committee.

And plenty more! Get your weekly tech policy fix below.


Top Tech Policy News

Prime Minister promises to "back innovators & wealth creators" (FT £)
Theresa May reaffirms ambition to give business as much certainty as possible on a Brexit transition period as clock ticks on Brexit talks.

UK and France to form world-first Cyber Threat Alliance (Gov.UK)
Digital Minister Matt Hancock MP tells Paris audience of shared ambition for greater cyber security cooperation.

Government to publish Brexit economic impact assessments (Independent)
Sector eager to understand Government’s own assessment on Brexit impact as companies seek security of transition arrangement.

Brexit threatens to split existing cross-border supply chains (FT £)
New research from leading procurement body shows 63% of EU27 supply chain managers expect to move some supply chain out of Britain post-Brexit.


techUK Action & Reaction

techUK urges Government to give R&D certainty (techUK)
Tom Morrison-Bell tells influential Science & Technology Committee Government could boost certainty by setting roadmap for 2.4% GDP spend on R&D.

What's in store for the UK's AI future? (techUK)
From bias to business growth, techUK’s report examines what AI really means for the UK.

Supercharging Britain's role in global trade (techUK)
techUK panel looks at the future of digital as Global Britain sets its sights on international trade.

Vote for the most influential person in UK tech 2017 (Computer Weekly)
techUK President and CEO both make shortlist along with a range of techUK members. Congrats to all and make sure to vote!


More News & Comment

Why making AIs fair, accountable and transparent is crucial (Guardian)

Korski and Kamall on what a digital Brexit means for GovTech (City AM)

Councils must tap into innovative startups to meet citizens demands (City AM)


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