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This is our first podcast of 2023, so Happy New Year to you all. This is also the first podcast in a series looking at technical education and technical skills, in advance of an event being run by the Foundation on 22 February 2023. In the podcast, Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive of Engineering UK, discusses the issue of the technical skills gap…
 
This is the 4th and last of a series of podcasts looking at the experiences of black researchers in science and technology. Exploring some of the issues is Dr Bernadine Idowu, Associate Professor of Biomedical Science at the University of West London.由Foundation for Science and Technology
 
This is the third podcast in a sequence looking at the experiences of black researchers in science and technology. Discussing some of these issues is Paulette Williams, Founder and Managing Director of Leading Routes, and Dr Michael Sulu, a Lecturer in University College London’s Department of Biochemical Engineering, and the STEM lead within Leadi…
 
Funding institutions have a significant role to play in ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion within the UK science and technology community. In this podcast, Dr Diego Baptista, Head of Research and Funding Equity at Wellcome Trust discusses some of the work in this area carried out by Wellcome. This is the second podcast in which we are looking…
 
In this week's podcast we welcome Sigourney Bonner, Co-Founder of Black in Cancer UK, PhD student at Cancer Research UK and a speaker at our upcoming event!We discuss Black in Cancer and its mission to increase the number of black cancer researchers, how this can be achieved, and whose responsibility it is.…
 
In this podcast, we're joined by Simon Andrews, Executive Director of Fraunhofer UK Research. We discuss the Fraunhofer centre for applied photonics in Glasgow, and its impact across the UK both in industry and in education. We touch upon the Scottish innovation strategy (soon to be published) and what we would expect to see.…
 
In 2022, 'National Engineering Day' is held on the 2nd November as a celebration for the impact of engineering and engineers. In this podcast, Joe Trigg (Director of Communications and Engagement at the Royal Academy of Engineering) discusses the significance of day, the importance of engineering globally and the limitations still faced by the fiel…
 
In this podcast we discuss the topic of advancing towards a Science Superpower, and particularly the characteristics of a science superpower, how the UK measures up against those characteristics, and possible policy interventions to move the UK towards becoming a science superpower. We are joined by Matthew Burnett, Head of Science and Technology a…
 
In this podcast we discuss scenarios for a science superpower, including the meaning of a " science superpower", the different options for achieving it, and the choices and trade offs for those different options. Joining us is Professor Graeme Reid, Chair of Science and Research Policy at University College London, and Professor Sarah Main, Executi…
 
In this podcast we discuss the regulatory environment for clinical trials, including international comparisons, current opportunities, the role of the MHRA and the Government, and the importance o the NHS. We are joined by Dr Giles Campion, Managing Director of Silence Therapeutics, and Professor Sir Gordon Duff, Chairman of the Science Advisory Bo…
 
In this podcast we discuss science advice in BEIS, including the role of a Chief scientific Adviser, energy security strategy, areas of research interest, internal and external science advice, as well as supporting innovation in business, with Prof Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.…
 
In this podcast we discuss collaboration between UK universities and Chinese institutions in research and education, Chinese students studying in UK, funding, joint calls and avoiding “double jeopardy”, as well as concerns about collaborating with China and safeguards in place.由Foundation for Science and Technology
 
In this podcast we discuss Science and Technology policy issues in 2022, including: political uncertainty, association with Horizon Europe, Levelling Up, current reviews into the science and research system, and the effects of the pandemic on research, with Professor Sarah Main, Executive Director of Campaign for Science and Engineering.…
 
In this podcast we will be discussing the way technology feeds into economy, the role of the government in innovation processes, “blue skies” vs “picking winners”, the importance of regulation, and priorities for government policy on innovation in technology.由Foundation for Science and Technology
 
In this podcast we will be discussing the mining industry in the UK, and in particular new technology and skills, with Kevin Sabin, Group Managing Director at TSA Ltd and Vice-President of ABMEC, the Association of British Mining Equipment Companies.由Foundation for Science and Technology
 
This podcast discusses space and the Government’s recently published UK Space Strategy. Other topics discussed include: the work of UK Space Agency, promotion of the UK space industry, international collaboration and the European Space Agency, reduction of the environmental impact of space activities. With us to discuss that is Dr Paul Bate, Chief …
 
This is the second of two podcasts where we are looking at the outcomes of the COP26 Climate Summit held in Glasgow, and asking what does this mean now for policy and action in the UK. With us to discuss that is Professor Sir Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.…
 
This is the first of two podcasts where we are looking at the outcomes of the COP26 Climate Summit held in Glasgow, and asking what does this mean now for policy and action in the UK. With me to discuss that is Baroness Young of Old Scone, Barbara Young, a member of the House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Select Committee and with a long …
 
Science Advice in the UK was the title of a major new report published last month by the Foundation for Science and Technology and Transforming Evidence. In this podcast we discuss that report and what it tells us about the state of science advice in the UK at the moment with the authors of that report Anna Numa Hopkins, Senior Researcher at Transf…
 
Amar Bhardwaj a member of the US-UK COP26 Youth Working Group who attended the conference in Glasgow, discussing the outcomes of the conference and progress so far, as well as recommendations from the youth working group in 4 areas: energy transition; global security; youth mental health; lands and ecosystems.…
 
Paul Stein, Chief Technology Officer at Rolls-Royce plc, gives an overview of how innovation can be driven in the UK and the activities set out in the UK Innovation Strategy. Topics discussed include people and culture, the need for patient investment, demand signals from government, and underpinning issues.…
 
In this podcast Dr Alice Bunn, Chief Executive of the Institution for Mechanical Engineering, discusses the role of engineering in addressing global issues - such as climate change, transportation and power generation - the skills that are needed, and how engineering should feed into policy.由Foundation for Science and Technology
 
Professor Jeremy Watson, Professor of Engineering Systems at University College London, and Chief Scientist and Engineer at the Building Research Establishment discusses a system approach to get to Net Zero including: the main challenges to get to net zero, decarbonising buildings, and government action and priorities.…
 
Louise Sanger, Applied Research and Outreach Manager, Lloyd’s Register Foundation, and a member of the Foundation for Science and Technology’s Foundation Future Leaders Programme discusses the Hindsight Perspectives project, including: the importance to safety of using hindsight and potential priorities in the maritime industry.…
 
Dr Alex Brogan, Lecturer in Chemistry at King’s College London, and a member of the Foundation for Science and Technology’s Foundation Future Leaders scheme discusses new biotechnologies for sustainable manufacturing, including how biotechnologies can contribute to sustainability and industries with the greatest impact.…
 
In this podcast, Professor Keith Bell, Scottish Power Professor of Smart Grids at the University of Strathclyde, discusses the changes needed in different interacting systems in order to get to net zero greenhouse gas emissions - including power generation, transport and buildings.由Foundation for Science and Technology
 
In this podcast, Isabelle Boscaro-Clarke (Diamond Light Source) and Neil Brown (Technopolis)discuss the socio-economic impacts of the Diamond Synchrotron, and a new report published on 26 May, including scientific, technological and societal impacts.由Foundation for Science and Technology
 
In this podcast, Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Professor of Ecosystems Services, University of Oxford, discusses G7 Science Academies statement on biodiversity loss, including processes for valuing and accounting for biodiversity, and the UN Biodiversity COP15 meeting.由Foundation for Science and Technology
 
Sarah Chaytor, Director of Research Strategy and Policy, UCL, Grace Gottlieb, Head of Research Policy, UCL, and Graeme Reid, Chair of Science and Research Policy, UCL, authors of a HEPI report on Regional policy and R&D discuss R&D in different regions of the UK, how to measure it, and future policy in this area.…
 
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