UCL Grand Challenges


Grand Challenge of Transformative Technology

Transformative Technology funds 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 aims to foster engagement from across the university and create new collaborations that produce real-world impact.



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

So far, Transformative Technology has awarded over £50,000 in funding to 20 projects.

  • 20 projects funded
  • 36 researchers involved
  • ~£50k further funding generated

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Transformative Technology Funded Projects 

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