Science Superpower


In 2021 and 2022, the UK Government announced in a number of policy documents to further its aim for the UK to become a ‘science superpower’.  However, no definition exists for this term.  What does becoming a science superpower mean in practice – and how would we get there?  What are the opportunities and the challenges?

On 6 July 2022, the Foundation for Science and Technology organised a webinar to discuss these issues.  The speakers were: Professor Sarah Main, Executive Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering; Professor Graeme Reid, Chair of Science and Research Policy, University College London; Lisa Brodey, Science Counselor, US Embassy London; and The Lord Rees of Ludlow, House of Lords.

A video recording, presentation slides and speaker audio from the event are available on the FST website at: