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

A scientific superpower: harnessing the UK’s early-phase research capabilities

Professor Sir Gordon Duff, former Chair of the MHRA and current head of the Science and Technology Advisory Board at Silence Therapeutics, discusses the need to boost early-phase clinical research and ensure the UK continues to be an attractive and competitive destination for companies to design, trial and develop novel medicines for common and rare diseases.

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Systems thinking: the key to getting net zero right.

Keyne Walker, Policy Officer at the Royal Academy of Engineering, discusses a systems approach to reaching Net Zero - what it looks like in practice and the implications for policymaking

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National Infrastructure – A Globally Significant Leverage Point for a Sustainable, Resilient, Net Zero Future

Dr Tom Dolan explores the potential of National Infrastructure as a leverage point for a Net Zero future, and outlines what this transformation could entail.

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A Systems Approach to Net Zero

Guy Newey discusses the set of tools required for a systems approach to deliver Net Zero.

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Delivering £1.8 billion in benefits at Diamond Light Source

Isabelle Boscaro-Clarke discusses Diamond Light Source's impact, including a recent report demonstrating Diamond’s scientific, technological, societal and economic benefits.

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Regulating in a disruptive world – what next?

Are today’s regulatory methods fit for purpose? What needs to change, and how? In this blog post Louise Sanger discusses regulation and asks the question, what's next?

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AI for policy: Shifting the focus from competing to collaborating with AI

How can Artificial Intelligence complement human intelligence? Cosmina Dorobantu and Helen Margetts discuss the potential for AI collaboration to revolutionise decision-making processes in the public sector.

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A new normal: Hybrid FST events

In this blog post Alana Cullen discusses the increased event outreach at the Foundation over the past year, and how this outreach will be maintained moving forwards.

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UK science, technology & innovation policy after Brexit: priorities, ambitions & uncertainties

Where is the UK R&D funding system at today – and where it might be heading in a post-Brexit world? Gavin Costigan and James Wilsdon provide a snapshot summary of the new report commissioned by the Embassy of Japan in the UK.

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Internet governance with and for citizens

What should internet governance look like? Maria Tazi discusses the outcomes of a deliberative process, We, The Internet, on our digital future.

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