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Skidmore vows to improve conditions for emerging tech

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Science and universities minister Chris Skidmore has said that the government plans to support emerging technologies by improving regulatory, data and intellectual property frameworks in the UK.

In the third of four major speeches outlining how the government plans to reach the target of spending 2.4 per cent of GDP on R&D by 2027, Skidmore said the role of the government “must be more than just acting as seed funding or simply functioning as a state bank investing where others do not dare to”.

“I believe that it is the government’s role to also create the conditions in which new emerging technologies such as quantum can flourish,” he said, speaking on 13 June at the London Tech Week.

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