SME News March 2017

SME NEWS / March 2017 31 The Best Place in the World to Start a Digital Business g A funding boost of £17.3 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support the development of new robotics and artificial intelligence technologies in universities across the UK. The strategy also builds on the government’s Transformation Strategy, which maps out how government will transform the relationship between the citizen and the state to improve public services. This has ambitions to make it as easy to renew your passport or report a crime as it is to buy a book online and aims to sign up to 25 million people onto the government identity service Verify by 2020.