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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.
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.Discover
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.Events List
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.View FST Journal
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.Read More
In this event, we will discuss how science advice contributes towards faster and more effective policy decision-making, under normal and extraordinary circumstances, such as climate change or the Covid pandemic. This event will celebrate UK’s and Chile’s commitment to collaborate on promoting excellence in science-based policy-making and will launch a new report "Science Advice in the UK". The report summarises more than 70 years of UK experience on science advice to the Government & Parliament and aims to serve as inspiration for other countries seeking to establish similar systems. This event is being organised by the UK Science and Innovation Network, the Chilean Ministry of Science, the British Embassy Santiago and the Foundation for Science and Technology.View Details
Josef Aschbacher became Director General of the European Space Agency in March 2021. In this hybrid event, Mr Aschbacher set out his vision for the future direction of ESA and European space policy. The other members of the panel explored what that means for European space activities, and how that feeds into the UK’s own developing space strategy.View Details
Covid-19 has been the greatest challenge to governments around the world for a generation. The UK has been at the centre of developing one of the leading global vaccines against Covid, and the UK’s vaccine programme has been a key element of helping the UK come out of Covid restrictions. In this webinar, we explored how the Government has worked with the life sciences industry and academic community during the Covid-19 pandemic, what lessons have been learnt, and what the implications are for future policy, R&D, investment, and collaboration going forward.View Details
You can view a full listing of our events and search the archive on our events page.