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

Biodiversity: Economics, Science and International Action
Biodiversity: Economics, Science and International Action
May 24, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This webinar explored the economics and science of biodiversity, considering national and international action needed and the potential for agreement at the Biodiversity COP in October.

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The Effect of the Coronavirus Lockdown on the Mental Health of Children and Young People
The Effect of the Coronavirus Lockdown on the Mental Health of Children and Young People
March 24, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

There is significant concern about the effects of the extended coronavirus lockdown on the mental health of children and young people in the UK. In this seminar, we explored some of the evidence from recent studies, and considered what the policy implications might be in the short and medium term.

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Will Hydrogen Technologies get us to Net Zero?
Will Hydrogen Technologies get us to Net Zero?
February 24, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

In 2019, the UK Government committed to reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050. In the year in which the UK hosts COP26, this webinar explored the extent to which developing hydrogen technologies will be needed to achieve the Net Zero target, what more would be needed to bring these technologies online, and what the economic opportunities of doing so are.

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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.