DARPA deputy returns home to the UK to lead a new $1B government research agency
Building off the success of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency across the pond, the UK on Tuesday appointed DARPA deputy Peter Highnam as chief executive of the UK’s new Advanced Research and Invention Agency.
With £800 million ($1 billion) in funding, ARIA and Highnam will focus exclusively on research projects with far-reaching goals, with the “potential to produce transformative technological change, or a paradigm-shift in an area of science,” the UK government explained, noting that most programs may fail.
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