We welcome blogs on issues across Science, Technology, Research and Innovation, and on the activities of the Foundation. To publish a blog on this site, please email Gavin Costigan (gavin.costigan@foundation.org.uk).

Note: The Foundation for Science and Technology is strictly neutral. Any views expressed in these blogs are those of the authors and not of the Foundation.

A personal message to Science and Technology Future Leaders

In this blog, Dr Carlanne Stone outlines the experience of taking part in the 2021 Foundation Future Leaders scheme - and encourages others to apply for next year.

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Will your energy bills go down with nuclear energy production?

In this blog, Chloe Davies discusses the Nuclear Energy Regulated Asset Base model introduced by the Government, what this means for energy bills and for achieving Net Zero emissions.

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Building the Future Economy

In this blog, Indro Mukerjee, Chief Executive of Innovate UK, gives a foretaste of Innovate UK's Plan for Action, soon to be published.

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Putting patients at the heart of early-phase clinical trials

In this blog, Jules Payne, CEO of Heart UK - The Cholesterol Charity, argues that patients need to be fully aware of what clinical trials are seeking to achieve, and the opportunities to participate in them. Patient groups can help in ensuring clinical trial information is written in a way accessible to those who will benefit from them - patients.

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Improving clinical trial success by optimising patient selection – how can UK healthcare data resources help?

In this latest blog, Daniel Swerdlow, Senior Medical Director at Silence Therapeutics UK, discusses how healthcare data can be used to improve the success of clinical trials by optimising patient selection.

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A scientific superpower: harnessing the UK’s early-phase research capabilities

Professor Sir Gordon Duff, former Chair of the MHRA and current head of the Science and Technology Advisory Board at Silence Therapeutics, discusses the need to boost early-phase clinical research and ensure the UK continues to be an attractive and competitive destination for companies to design, trial and develop novel medicines for common and rare diseases.

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Systems thinking: the key to getting net zero right.

Keyne Walker, Policy Officer at the Royal Academy of Engineering, discusses a systems approach to reaching Net Zero - what it looks like in practice and the implications for policymaking

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National Infrastructure – A Globally Significant Leverage Point for a Sustainable, Resilient, Net Zero Future

Dr Tom Dolan explores the potential of National Infrastructure as a leverage point for a Net Zero future, and outlines what this transformation could entail.

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A Systems Approach to Net Zero

Guy Newey discusses the set of tools required for a systems approach to deliver Net Zero.

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Delivering £1.8 billion in benefits at Diamond Light Source

Isabelle Boscaro-Clarke discusses Diamond Light Source's impact, including a recent report demonstrating Diamond’s scientific, technological, societal and economic benefits.

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