Budget 2015: Bright Future For Science And Innovation

Author:Mr Deloitte LLP

Commenting on the Chancellor's investment in science and innovation announced in today's Budget, including £140 million in world class research on the infrastructure and cities of the future and £40 million in research into the Internet of Things, David Cobb, technology partner at Deloitte, said:

"It's great to see the Government focusing on science and innovation, and investing in the most likely growth drivers of the next decade.

"One of the main issues with the 'Internet of Things' is ensuring that the high speed connectivity is available to make the benefits and objectives possible. Remote connectivity can be difficult at the best of times, but when millions of additional 'things' start to connect and transmit data, that will slow things down in the fastest of areas. An investment in infrastructure is needed to help ensure that the connectivity exists, enabling UK...

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