Digital Catapult was commissioned by the Mayor of London to project forward, inform and advise on technology research and innovation trends over the next 15 years. Covering the full spectrum of R&D, innovation, startup and scaleup ecosystems, creativity, design and sector leadership, it explores the evolution of the advanced digital technology stack that is taking us from our current fingers on screens and browser based applications, to an immersive and interactive physical internet with rich layers of data. This will be formed in two areas:
- Advanced digital infrastructure: 5G & future networks, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and in the future potentially quantum computing
- Advanced digital technology service layers: Immersive and extended reality, robotics and autonomous machines, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and brain computer interfaces.