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.

We would welcome ideas for potential podcast topics or interviewees - please contact Gavin Costigan (

Huawei Interview - Michael Hill King and Philip Candice

Michael Hill King, Collaboration Director and Philip Candice, Director of Public Policy from Huawei UK, discuss international research collaboration, and the importance of talented people and a strong research base to multinational companies like Huawei, with Gavin Costigan.

Professor Louise Kenny - International Research Collaboration

In this week's podcast, Louise Kenny and Gavin Costigan discuss the EU research program's, the benefit of such to higher education in the UK, including Liverpool University, and the impact that will be had on these institutions post- brexit.

Professor Carsten Maple - Facial recognition technologies

In this podcast, Carsten Maple, Professor of cyber security engineering in WMG at the University of Warwick, discusses technological developments in facial recognition,and how these will develop over the coming years.

Mathew Ryder QC - Biometric Technologies

Matthew Ryder QC from Matrix Chambers discusses biometric technologies and the implications for people's rights, with a need for a review of the legal framework for such technologies.

Carly Kind - Facial Recognition and biometrics technologies

In this podcast, Carly Kind, Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute, discusses latest developments in facial recognition technology, and the need for future regulation.

Dr Hayaatun Sillem - Diversity & Inclusion in Engineering

Dr Hayaatun Sillem, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, discusses diversity and inclusion in engineering.

Sharing our health data - Dr Natalie Banner

In this podcast, Dr Natalie Banner, Understanding Patient Data, Wellcome Trust, discusses public attitudes to sharing health data, along with issues of data quality and future regulation. With Gavin Costigan.

Digital Health Data - Dr Nicole Mather, IBM

Dr Nicole Mather, Life Sciences Lead at IBM Global Business Service, discusses digital health data with Gavin Costigan.

International research collaboration - Professor Graeme Reid

In this podcast, Professor Graeme Reid from University College London discusses the report on international research collaboration post-Brexit, which he and Professor Adrian Smith co-authored, and which was published in November 2019.

Industry and drones - Pae Natwilai

Pae Natwilai, Chief Executive of Trik, discusses current and future opportunities for industry to use drones, plus technology and regulation, with Gavin Costigan.