Feeds

UK.gov pumps £90m into nanotech

Set to double

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

The Government is funding nanotechnology R&D and facilities to the tune of £90m over six years. It expects regional and industry investment will top up the pot to £200m.

The government is allocating £50m for an applied research programme into making very small things and £40m for facilities which will make up a UK MicroNanoTechnology (MNT) Network.

Lord Sainsbury, Science and Innovation Minister, said:"I want to make sure the UK wins a share of this prize with a prosperous, world-class nanotechnology sector in the UK."

Today's investment won't go very far, but it is certainly a promising start.

The government press release, complete with examples of nanotechnology projects in the UK, is here. ®

Related stories

UK.gov funds nanotech study
Invisible GIs to heal selves, leap tall building with nanotech

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first
Researchers test 802.15.4 and find we know nuh-think! about large scale sensor network ops
SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016
Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
prev story

Whitepapers

Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.