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April 7, 2021

Dstl to expand AI and data science through upcoming unit at NICD

Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Credit: Chris Williams/Pixabay.

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) will be expanding Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science repertoire through an upcoming unit based at the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD), in Newcastle, the UK.

With the new unit’s inauguration scheduled for late 2021, about 15 new staff will be recruited for the work here.

The NICD is helping organisations and business firms to exploit data in order to address the data analytics skill shortage in the UK.

Conversely, Dstl will have access to NICD’s portfolio of non-traditional small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) suppliers, who can help it resolve defence and security data issues.

The NICD is supported by Newcastle University, along with other regional universities, all of which offer varied yet suitably qualified staff.

Defence Minister Jeremy Quin said: “As outlined in the Integrated Review, our £6.6bn investment into research and development will supercharge science and innovation to lead the way in developing cutting-edge technologies. I am delighted that Dstl are expanding their pioneering work in the north east of England which will benefit from a range of new skills sets, knowledge and expertise.”

Dstl’s latest expansion shows its commitment to support the levelling up agenda, while improving collaboration with universities and non-traditional SME suppliers.

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Dstl Division Head responsible for the new team Paul Kealey said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to leverage innovation, create jobs and business opportunities, and contribute to the government’s ‘levelling up’ ambitions. It will support the UK to achieve its vision as a great science power by tapping into the diverse pool of regional talent and highly skilled businesses.”

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