Policy paper

E-infrastructure: ecosystem for innovation - one year on

Overview of progress in developing and implementing the UK e-infrastructure strategy.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


E-infrastructure: the ecosystem for innovation - one year on


Outlines progress on implementing the UK’s e-infrastructure strategy. The strategy proposed a series of recommendations around software, hardware, networks, data services, cyber security, and skills to help develop national e-infrastructure.

This report provides an overview of the UK’s e-infrastructure strategy as of 2013. It looks at the initial steps towards developing an e-Infrastructure ecosystem. It describes the technological developments that we must exploit to promote innovation and ensure UK competitiveness. It describes current e-infrastructure, including the government’s investments in this since 2011. It looks at recent developments and areas to consider in the future to develop the UK’s e-infrastructure.

Published 9 October 2013