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UK's quest to be a global science superpower

Sir Patrick Vallance, National Technology Adviser and Government Chief Scientific Adviser

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 …

NEW SERIES: A Testing Challenge

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 …

Areas of Research Interest – expanding the partnership between government and science

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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.