Peter Highnam, DARPA via YouTube

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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