Neutral platform for debate of policy issues, Discussions and workshops on relevant issues, Support service to Learned and Professional Societies, Foundation Future Leaders Programme for mid-career professionals, Podcast exploring links between science & technology and policy

Welcome

To The Foundation for Science and Technology website

The Foundation for Science and Technology is a UK charity, providing an impartial platform for debate of policy issues that have a science, research, technology or innovation element. Established in 1977, the Foundation brings together Parliamentarians, civil servants, industrialists, researchers, learned societies, charities and others. It convenes discussion events, publishes a journal three times per year, and hosts a podcast. It also organises the Foundation Future Leaders Programme, supporting the next generation of professionals from universities, industry and the civil service. In addition, the Foundation provides guidance on governance issues to Professional and Learned Societies.

Future Leaders

The Foundation Future Leaders Programme brings together a cohort of mid-career professionals drawn from universities, industry and the civil service to develop links and further their understanding of how science and research are conducted, and how they feed into the policy process.

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Events

The Foundation organises events on key topics in science, research, technology or innovation, bringing together Parliamentarians, civil servants, industrialists, researchers, learned societies, charities and others.

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FST Journal

The FST Journal is published three times per year, with articles based on the main evening events held by the Foundation. The Journal is distributed to over 1500 senior influencers in Government, Parliament, industry and the research community, as well as being published online.

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Learned & Professional Societies

The Foundation for Science and Technology provides guidance to Learned and Professional Societies in the area of administration and governance, with technical guidance notes and a regular newsletter.

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Recent Events

Online teaching in higher education post-Covid
Online teaching in higher education post-Covid
November 25, 2020

UK Universities have had to move very quickly to introduce more online teaching due to the Covid-19 pandemic. How is this changing higher education pedagogy, and what are the implications for higher education teaching post-covid? In this webinar we explored these issues from the point of view of universities, students and the government.

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Science, Technology & Research in Universities – Foundation Future Leaders Conference Day 3
Science, Technology & Research in Universities – Foundation Future Leaders Conference Day 3
November 19, 2020

On the third and final day of the FFL conference we discussed what role a university has in tomorrow’s world. Including a keynote speech by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester.

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Research and Innovation in Industry – Foundation Future Leader Conference Day 2
Research and Innovation in Industry – Foundation Future Leader Conference Day 2
November 18, 2020

On the second day of the FFL conference we discussed how society encourages innovation in industry. Including keynote speeches by Dr Loubna Bouarfa, Founder and CEO of Okra Technologies and Steve Rees, Vice-President for Discovery Biology, AstraZeneca.

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More about our events

You can view a full listing of our events and search the archive on our events page.