Robots able to inspect and maintain nuclear power stations and next-generation batteries for electric vehicles and wind turbines are among the technologies being backed by new Government investment. A £65million investment as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is to be split among projects looking into battery development, robotic and advanced healthcare treatments. Science Minister Amanda Solloway said the Government wanted to put the UK “at the forefront of new technologies to create high-skilled jobs, increase productivity and grow the economy as we recover from coronavirus”. Of the funding announced, nearly £44m will be used to develop the next generation of high-performance batteries for electric vehicles, but also could be used for new tech such as electric aeroplanes.
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