From expanding our network of university partners to adding artificial intelligence to our national remit, 2017/18 has been a year of major strategic development for The Alan Turing Institute. It has also been a period in which we have considerably strengthened our research capability, and advanced our research programmes, driving impact in science, policy and business.



As detailed in the Institute’s annual report, released today, key achievements include:

  • Eight new research challenges launched, each supported by an ambitious scientific agenda
  • Exciting new projects, including a digital twin of the world's first 3D printed steel bridge, and new programmes launched in AI, health and public policy
  • New collaborations underway with public, private and third sector organisations, and Turing researchers taking an active role in public policy
  • A 127% increase in views of our talks and events on YouTube, now reaching an audience of 126,000 people worldwide
  • More than 200 participants testing their skills in three successful Data Study Groups, and more than 5,300 people through the doors of the Institute for events and workshops
  • An increase of 49% in the number of applicants for our prestigious doctoral scheme, with 33 studentships appointed

Alan Wilson, Institute CEO, commented:

“The Institute has made enormous progress in the last year. I would like to thank our staff, our partner universities, and our network of partners and collaborators for their hard work to bring about the many achievements highlighted in this report.  It has been a privilege to lead the Institute during this period and I wish my successor Adrian Smith all the best in building on these foundations when he joins as Director in September this year.”

Howard Covington, Institute Chair, commented:

“2017/18 has been an exceptionally fast-paced year for the Institute, even by the standard of technology start-ups. We have much to do to leverage the exciting and unique research platform we have created, and I look forward to working with our expanded network to realise our ambitions.”


You can download a copy of our annual report and view past reports on our governance page.

For more information please contact:

Sophie McIvor

Head of Communications, The Alan Turing Institute

[email protected]