The APRIL Hub seeks to bring the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the electronics industry of the UK. Our overarching goal is to transform electronic technologies by:
- developing world-leading AI research relevant to the electronics industry,
- building a strong expandable network that combines the entire electronics and AI supply chains, and influences the direction of research, policy and regulation,
- enabling the adoption of technology into business through the creation of AI tools or translation into new start-ups,
- generating a strong pipeline of talent that spans AI and electronics through workshops, training and the network.
To achieve this, the APRIL Hub brings together a large, UK-wide consortium of universities, industry and government bodies, working together to develop AI tools for cutting development times for everything from new, fundamental materials for electronic devices to complicated microchip designs and system architectures. This will lead to faster, cheaper, greener and overall, more power-efficient electronics, ensuring that the UK remains a capable and technologically advanced player in the global electronics industry.