Emerging technologies

techUK is dedicated to exploring key transformative technologies driving the UK’s digital economy, society and industry through tech and innovation campaigns. Through dedicated events, insights and webinars on technologies such as geospatial data, Edge computing and AR/VR technologies we drive forward opportunities to drive adoption and deployment.

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Geospatial Data Campaign Week 01-05 March!

01-05 March techUK will be hosting its first ever Geospatial Data Campaign Week, bringing the technology sector to the heart of the Geospatial ecosystem

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Intelligent automation

Intelligent automation has the capacity to revolutionise business services across a variety of industries through driving optimisation, enhancing digitisation and building resilience. Since the pandemic, businesses from across different sectors can look to automation to build resilience and drive continuity, and in turn push forward a new, technology-focused future of work that will drastically change the UK's workforce and economy.

 

Technologies in the spotlight

Edge computing

Edge computing, while not new, is fast becoming seen as a key technology and an enabler of widescale innovation. The benefits of edge computing are two-fold: accelerating innovation in key industries, and accelerating adoption on complementing emerging technologies. techUK helps identify, explore and make the case for greater use of Edge computing solutions as part of the UK’s digital transformation journey.

Quantum

Quantum computing has been identified as a key emerging and transformative technology that will have an impact on the UK’s long term digital and economic future. In the coming years, Quantum will have the potential to enable smart cities, revolutionise healthcare systems and drive innovation in key industries. To prepare for this future techUK believes now is the time to bring the wider technology sector into the discussion about the UK’s quantum future and how we plan for success.

Augmented and virtual reality

Enterprise adoption of immersive technologies will be a crucial tool for business innovation, driving tangible benefits and a clear ROI, including mitigating high-risk, high-cost training through VR, building digital twins, and exploring the future of an augmented workforce. techUK’s AR/VR work showcases a viable route to market for businesses interested in this technology.

Drones

techUK is focussed on exploring the ways in which drones and related robotic technologies are being developed and deployed by organisations across both the public and private sector, and making a difference to people’s everyday lives. We are interested in building the UK’s vision for drone technology, exploring future opportunities and generating greater demand to ensure success of the UK’s drone market.

Intelligent automation

Intelligent automation has the capacity to revolutionise business services across a variety of industries through driving optimisation, enhancing digitisation and building resilience. Since the pandemic, businesses from across different sectors can look to automation to build resilience and drive continuity, and in turn push forward a new, technology-focused future of work that will drastically change the UK's workforce and economy.

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Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Programme Manager, Technology and Innovation, techUK

Sue Daley

Sue Daley

Associate Director, Technology and Innovation

Zoe Brockbank

Zoe Brockbank

Programme Assistant, Policy, Tech and Innovation, techUK