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.

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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Mental health through COVID-19: an ongoing research priority

One year on from the UK’s first COVID-19 lockdown, the world still looks very different. Angel Yiangou, Policy Manager at the Academy of Medical Sciences, tells us more about the Academy’s work exploring the impact of COVID-19 on people’s mental health and wellbeing.

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Virtual networking – the unexpected benefit of a pandemic for science and technology

How has the coronavirus pandemic enabled networking? Dr Penny Owen and Andy Morris discuss the increased outreach and engagement at NPL thanks to online events.

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Young people’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: what do we know so far?

In this blog post, Steven Bright and Dr Katherine Young discuss young people's mental health during the pandemic, and what we can hope to learn moving forward.

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Hydrogen and its role in the low carbon economy

What would a UK hydrogen strategy look like? Nilay Shah discusses hydrogen and its role in the low carbon economy.

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Water Reuse: It’s a Membraner!

Robert Field and Albert Weale discuss water reuse, and the application of membrane technologies in the UK.

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