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.

Filter: Year 2021

Mental health through COVID-19: an ongoing research priority

One year on from the UK’s first COVID-19 lockdown, the world still looks very different. Angel Yiangou, Policy Manager at the Academy of Medical Sciences, tells us more about the Academy’s work exploring the impact of COVID-19 on people’s mental health and wellbeing.

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Virtual networking – the unexpected benefit of a pandemic for science and technology

How has the coronavirus pandemic enabled networking? Dr Penny Owen and Andy Morris discuss the increased outreach and engagement at NPL thanks to online events.

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Young people’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: what do we know so far?

In this blog post, Steven Bright and Dr Katherine Young discuss young people's mental health during the pandemic, and what we can hope to learn moving forward.

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Hydrogen and its role in the low carbon economy

What would a UK hydrogen strategy look like? Nilay Shah discusses hydrogen and its role in the low carbon economy.

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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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