UCL Grand Challenges


Supported Activities


AI and Society

AI & Society
Advances in artificial intelligence have the potential to transform society. The Grand Challenge of Transformative Technology is supporting cross-disciplinary work that studies the impacts of widespread adoption of machine learning and intelligent systems.

AI & Society


Over a weekend in November 2017 data scientists, developers and designers worked together to develop new insights and tools for three charities. A wide variety of UCL departments were involved, including Physics & Astronomy, Geography, Social Science, Institute of Education, UCL Energy Institute, School of Management, Institute of Child Health, and The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis.

DataDive 2017

Global Disability Innovation Hub

Global Disability Innovation Hub
The Grand Challenges have been closely involved in the develpoment of the Global Disabilty Hub at UCL.

Disability Innovation Prize

GCTT Priority Themes 

Priority Themes

Over the coming years, the UCL Grand Challenge of Transformative Technology is going to prioritise work under a set of Priority Themes, as well as one Mega Theme - Food - cross cutting the work of all six Grand Challenges.

The Priority Themes are:

Our future plans