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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Filter: Year 2021

Sinead Lynch - Hydrogen Technologies

In this podcast, Sinead Lynch, Chair of Shell UK discusses the role of hydrogen technologies in reaching net zero including blue hydrogen and carbon and the Hydrogen Advisory Council.

Professor Pericles Pilidis, Hydrogen powered aircraft

In this podcast, Professor Pericles Pilidis, Head of Power and Propulsion Department, Centre for Propulsion Engineering, Cranfield University discusses hydrogen powered aviation. Including technical barriers to designing and building aircraft and potential government action and commercial opportunities.

Professor Dame Anne Johnson - President of the Academy of Medical Sciences

In this podcast Professor Dame Anne Johnson, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London discusses the work of the Academy of Medical Sciences, tackling the coronavirus pandemic, and scientists working with policymakers.

Rachel Coldicutt - UK ARPA

In this podcast Rachel Coldicutt, Director of Careful Industries discusses the proposal for a UK version of “ARPA” (Advanced Research Projects Agency).

Phil Smith - UK ARPA

In the first podcast of 2021 Phil Smith, Chairman of IQE and former CEO and Chair of CISCO UK discusses plans to develop a “UK ARPA”. Including why its needed, difference in innovation culture between UK and USA, and what success would like like.