UCL Grand Challenges


Transformative Technology

Launched in 2016, the UCL Grand Challenge of Transformative Technology looks at how innovation and technology can have far-reaching benefits for society and the planet.

This Grand Challenge will fund cross-disciplinary work at UCL and with partner organisations, with a focus on priority themes of food, disability innovation, social impacts of new technology, data for good, and nature-inspired engineering.

Led by scholars from UCL's Engineering and Science & Technology departments, it will foster engagement from across the university, aiming to create new collaborations that produce real-world impact. Find out more about who's involved.


Transformative Technology is one of six UCL Grand Challenges - find out more about how the whole programme works.

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Who we are

Find out more about the people behind the Grand Challenge of Transformative Technology, including our academic leaders.

Contact us

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