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.

Water Reuse: It’s a Membraner!

Robert Field and Albert Weale discuss water reuse, and the application of membrane technologies in the UK.

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Hydrogen: can we overcome its limitations?

What are the limitations of hydrogen technologies? In this blog post Colin Matthews discusses some of the hurdles we must first overcome before hydrogen can be considered a sustainable, alternative fuel source.

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A first look at the Turing Scheme

What would success look like for the Turing scheme? Alana Cullen takes a look at the potential of the Turing scheme compared with the Erasmus+ programme.

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Developing a UK ARPA

What could a UK ARPA look like? Adam Clarke explores the potential role for a UK ARPA, and what the next steps in creating one could be.

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Changing the Research Excellence Funding Game to Enable Return upon Investment

How should research impact be measured? Victor Newman explores the current Research Excellence Framework, and proposes policy changes for a fairer system.

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2020 at the Foundation: A year in review

In the first blog post of the new year, Gavin Costigan, Chief Executive of the Foundation for Science and Technology reflects on the past year, and looks forward to what the Foundation has in store for 2021.

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Carbon Offsetting: Solution or Scapegoat?

How can we each make changes in our lives to help the environment? George Beesley and Jacob Ashton discuss what carbon offsetting is, methods, as well as its benefits and challenges.

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Need for UK to secure a sustainable supply of future medical radioisotopes

Robert Hoyle discusses what medical isotopes are, the vulnerability of the supply chain, and the need for the UK to secure a sustainable supply.

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Foundation Futures Leaders Programme: A year of opportunity

How do government, industry and academia come together? Caroline Pritchard reflects on her year in the Foundation Future Leaders Programme.

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Co-generation: Nuclear Energy’s untapped potential in aiming for Net Zero

Nuclear energy has the potential to help the UK achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Dame Sue Ion discusses the huge benefits of nuclear co-generation in achieving net- zero.

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