Projects to improve the efficiency of the planning system, predicting demand in children’s social care and improving code sharing between local councils are among seven digital technology schemes to have received grants of up to £100,000 from the Government.
The University of Manchester is leading a consortium behind a new multimillion pound research institute, designed to bring business, academia and government together to use data science and digital techniques to discover innovative health and care solutions.
Further evidence has emerged of how geospatial data is being used to help tackle environmental issues after the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed it is set to launch a nationwide project using satellite data to map disease outbreaks among ash and oak trees.
The British Heart Foundation is joining forces with Health Data Research UK to open a £10 million BHF Data Science Centre, aimed at delivering the data science needed to address some of the most pressing challenges in heart and circulatory health research.
The Data for Children Collaborative with Unicef has revealed its first three projects which will use data to deliver new ways of tackling childhood obesity, address child poverty and improve child population estimates locally, nationally and globally.