Alvey Programme

Scope and Content

Annual reports, circulars, memoranda, and government publications concerning the activities of the Alvey Programme, [1975]-1993.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Alvey Programme was a government initiative that ran between 1983 to 1987. The Directorate of the Programme was established in June 1983 and located formally in the Department of Trade and Industry. The Programme's remit was to advise on the scope for collaborative research in IT, and it represented a direct response to Japan's 1981 announcement of its Government-sponsored collaborative project to develop 'fifth generation' computer systems. Its purpose was to lay out and co-ordinate public and private money in an unprecedented applied research effort, bringing together Government, the computer industry and university-based skills.


Box listed as it arrived.

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Acquisition Information

Alvey Programme

Other Finding Aids

Box listed.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Richard Temple.

Conditions Governing Use

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