In the FST podcast, weekly one to one interviews allow a more in depth discussion of both topics being explored in Foundation events, and one-off discussions with senior figures across science, research, technology and innovation. It's available here, and can also be accessed on the main podcast hosting platforms.

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Baroness Young - COP26, where do we go from here?

This is the first of two podcasts where we are looking at the outcomes of the COP26 Climate Summit held in Glasgow, and asking what does this mean now for policy and action in the UK. With me to discuss that is Baroness Young of Old Scone, Barbara Young, a member of the House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Select Committee and with a long career working in environmental organisations.

Anna Hopkins, Dr Sarah Foxen & Dr Kathryn Oliver - Science Advice in the UK

Science Advice in the UK was the title of a major new report published last month by the Foundation for Science and Technology and Transforming Evidence. In this podcast we discuss that report and what it tells us about the state of science advice in the UK at the moment with the authors of that report Anna Numa Hopkins, Senior Researcher at Transforming Evidence, Sarah Foxen, Knowledge Exchange Lead at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in the UK Parliament and Dr Kathryn Oliver, Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Anna Hopkins, Dr Sarah Foxen & Dr Kathryn Oliver - Science Advice in the UK By Foundation for Science and Technology is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Amar Bhardwaj - US-UK COP26 Youth Working Group

Amar Bhardwaj a member of the US-UK COP26 Youth Working Group who attended the conference in Glasgow, discussing the outcomes of the conference and progress so far, as well as recommendations from the youth working group in 4 areas: energy transition; global security; youth mental health; lands and ecosystems.

Dr Helen Pain - Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr Helen Pain, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry, discussing the work of the society and , the role that chemistry can play in addressing key societal challenges.

Professor Sir Martin Sweeting - Space Technology and the UK Space Strategy

Professor Sir Martin Sweeting, Founder and Executive Chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, discusses satellites, space technology, returning to the moon, the European Space Agency and the UK Government's recently published Space Strategy.

Paul Stein - The UK Innovation Strategy and the view from business

Paul Stein, Chief Technology Officer at Rolls-Royce plc, gives an overview of how innovation can be driven in the UK and the activities set out in the UK Innovation Strategy. Topics discussed include people and culture, the need for patient investment, demand signals from government, and underpinning issues.

Professor Mark Spearing - The Innovation Strategy and UK universities

Professor Mark Spearing, Vice-President Research and Enterprise at the University of Southampton, discusses the newly released UK Government Innovation Strategy and what it means for UK universities.

Dr Alice Bunn - the role of engineering in addressing global issues

In this podcast Dr Alice Bunn, Chief Executive of the Institution for Mechanical Engineering, discusses the role of engineering in addressing global issues - such as climate change, transportation and power generation - the skills that are needed, and how engineering should feed into policy.

Rory Miles - University/business interface

Rory Miles, Innovation Fellow at The Centre for Enzyme Innovation in the University of Portsmouth discusses the university business interface and how to scale up technology from academia into industry.

Professor Jeremy Watson - Systems Approach to Net Zero

Professor Jeremy Watson, Professor of Engineering Systems at University College London, and Chief Scientist and Engineer at the Building Research Establishment discusses a system approach to get to Net Zero including: the main challenges to get to net zero, decarbonising buildings, and government action and priorities.