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. Those events focus in particular on areas where there are policy decisions needed, which in turn need to be informed by this wide range of inputs and viewpoints. Summary reports are prepared for all events, and these - along with presentation slides, videos of speakers and audio files - are available online after events.

Filter: Year 2021

24Mar

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

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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24Feb

Will Hydrogen Technologies get us to Net Zero?

Will Hydrogen Technologies get us to Net Zero?

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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27Jan

Creating a “UK ARPA” – and making it a success

Creating a “UK ARPA” – and making it a success

The Government has proposed the creation of a new funding agency, to be “broadly modelled” on the US Advanced Research Projects Agency, which would “provide long term funding to support visionary high-risk, high-pay off scientific, engineering and technology ideas”. This webinar examined how such an agency could work, how it might sit alongside funding structures in the UK, and what it would need to be successful.

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