Science and technology are, perhaps more than ever, transforming people’s lives writes Sir Patrick Vallance. In order to thrive in an increasingly competitive world, countries must apply science and technology strategically and embed it in their policy- and decision-making. The …
Professor Tim Atkins, a scientist at Wiltshire’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) spearheaded a remarkable drive to help protect frontline workers. The national effort to combat COVID-19 sparked an unprecedented cross-government scientific collaboration to protect the health of the UK’s citizens and …
Dr Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, on how we all have a part to play in creating a more sustainable world.
Dr Patrick Vallance, the new Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Science and Engineering Profession, reflects on his early months in the post and on the role of science in government.
Professor Chris Whitty on how the role of Government Chief Scientific Adviser is in part about bridging the gap between professions so that we can all benefit from breakthroughs in science.
What's new in government innovation? Liz McKeown reports from a recent OECD conference.
Sir Mark Walport says the UK has an opportunity to seize the advantages of its leading role in the development of new quantum technologies.
Sir Mark Walport, Head of the Government Office for Science, gives the context for a new programme looking at lifelong learning and how we upskill our ageing workforce.
What are distributed ledgers, and why has the Government been discussing them in recent weeks?
Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Mark Walport challenges Civil Service leaders to identify the best opportunities for exploiting the transformative potential of distributed ledger technology.