Last Thursday, Universities and Science Minister David Willets announced funding of £73m in big data. The cash will be split between four UK Research Councils, which will then support nearly 50 big data and analytics related projects.
Through my own meetings and contacts, I understand a lot of the money has already been allocated to existing academic research projects that are well underway. It’s a very exciting time to be in the big data world.
It’s great that the Government is making the money available; it shows clear understanding of the enormous potential of big data. The Government has previously marked big data as one of its eight great technologies in which to become a global leader. Continue reading