UK government set to invest in efficient computer technologies

The government is to invest up to £1.25m in feasibility studies to encourage the development of energy-efficient computer technologies through a collaborative demonstrator competition managed by the Technology Strategy Board and partners the EPSRC and Dstl.

Applications should focus on the design and development of energy-efficient hardware and software for large-scale systems, as well as mobile devices and embedded chips.

The competition opens on 8 October 2012; applicants must register their interest by 28 November 2012. The feasibility projects must be undertaken by a consortium of at least two partners, one of which can be an academic institution, but they must be led by a business.