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building a brighter future for all

We're exploring how new technologies can improve our ever-complex world

Led by Professor Adrian Hopgood, Professor of Intelligent Systems, our Future and Emerging Technologies research is helping make the world a better place.

Future & Emerging Technologies is one of five thematic areas that are written into the University of Portsmouth's Strategy 2025. The Themes support collaboration to extend knowledge and impact in interdisciplinary research, innovation and education.

Interdisciplinarity is the new normal. The UK Government Industrial Strategy highlighted four interdisciplinary Grand Challenges – artificial intelligence and data, ageing society, clean growth, and the future of mobility – and the Future & Emerging Technologies Theme is contributing to all of them.

The goals of the of Future & Emerging Technologies Theme are:

  • To establish the University of Portsmouth's international reputation as a centre of excellence for future & emerging technologies and their practical application
  • To provide non-elitist support for interdisciplinary research & innovation
  • To be a driver for economic growth through interdisciplinary research & innovation
  • To act as one of five coordinated thematic areas

Theme activities

The Future & Emerging Technologies Theme constantly arranges events and initiatives to develop interdisciplinary research and innovation – here are just some of the areas that have emerged with Theme support.

Research areas

Many of the University's research areas cover the areas of Future and Emerging Technologies, including:

Research features

Explore our features for a snapshot of our recent research work in this research theme.