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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Paul Mason - Innovate UK

In this podcast, Paul Mason, Director of Innovation Policy at Innovate UK, discusses the work of the company, the importance of innovation in the UK and the progress yet to be made.

Professor Chris Holmes - The Alan Turing Institute

This week we are discussing the use of AI in healthcare with Professor Chris Holmes, Programme Director for Health and Medical Sciences at the Alan Turing Institute.

Ian Croston - Coherent

This is the third of a series of podcasts about semiconductors, in advance of an event being held by the Foundation for Science and Technology on 24 May on the UK Semiconductor Strategy. This week Ian Croston, General Manager of Coherent, discusses the company's recent scale-up, challenges facing the field and what he would like to see in the government's strategy.

Scott White - Pragmatic Semiconductor

This is the second of a series of podcasts about semiconductors. Scott White, Founder and Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives at Pragmatic, tells us about the company and their technology for making flexible, low cost transistors and chips.

Rachel Oliver - Semiconductors

Professor Rachel Oliver, Professor of Material Science at The University of Cambridge and Director of The Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride, tells us about the importance of semiconductors to industry and society.

Pedro Lourenco - Digital Transformation

In this podcast, Pedro Lourenco, Head of Digital Transformation Consulting at the Kaizen Institute, discusses the rapid digital transformation of organisations in both private and public sectors. What's driving this really significant set of changes, and where will we end up?

Lord Adair Turner - Mission Zero, Getting to Net Zero by 2050

This week we are discussing global plans to reach Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050. Listen to Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, discuss the current challenges and necessary commitments to reaching this goal. This is in advance of a webinar being hosted on this subject by the Foundation on 21st March.

Helen Walker - ISIS Neutron and Muon Source

In this podcast, Dr Helen Walker, discusses science using neutrons. In particular, she tells us about her research with the ISIS neutron and muon source, her role as an instruments scientist, and the potential uses and benefits of balcaloric materials.

Ben Bleasdale - Discovery Decade

In this podcast we are discussing a new project by the Campaign for Science and Engineering, CASE, called Discovery Decade, which is being launched today, 28th February 2023. Dr Ben Bleasdale, Director of the Discovery Decade project at CASE, tells us about the project and its implications for R&D.

Jenny Holloway - Technology in the Fashion Industry

In this podcast we are looking at the fashion industry with Jenny Holloway, Chief Executive of Fashion-Enter Ltd. We discuss technology in fashion and its potential to transform the industry’s contribution to global carbon emissions and pollution.