Global Science and Innovation Network

A blog showcasing the work of the Global UK Science and Innovation Network, approximately 90 officers in over 30 countries and territories around the world

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31st August 2020 Guangzhou, China

Ming Liu

by Ming Liu

Head of Science and Innovation, BCG Guangzhou

‘He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need.’

In March, a large shipment of thousands of masks, gloves, overalls and goggles arrived in Birmingham. Stapled to the side of each of the crates was a quote, in both Chinese and English, attributed to William Shakespeare: ‘He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need.’ (“岁寒知松柏,患难见真情.”) This consignment was one […]

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12th December 2019 Science Innovation USA

Karla Hagan

Head of Science and Innovation Network, Washington, DC

SIN Spins up Flurry of UK-US Collaboration in Offshore Wind Energy Innovation Ahead of COP26

The UK’s global leadership in clean growth is clear. It is the first major economy to legislate for net-zero emissions by 2050, and in order to help developing countries take action the UK has committed to doubling International Climate Finance contributions by 2025. Within the clean energy sector, offshore wind energy deployment in the UK […]

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28th November 2019 Auckland, New Zealand

Alasdair Hamilton

by Alasdair Hamilton

Consul General & Deputy Governor to the Pitcairn Islands

Finding Pulsars: Radio Astronomy & Space science outreach in rural China

“The greatest danger facing us is ourselves, and irrational fear of the unknown. There is no such thing as the unknown. Only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood.” If you can identify this quote and who said it then you have done well. If not you may be surprised. I’ll come back with an answer […]

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18th October 2019 Los Angeles, USA

Better than Hal: UK companies applying AI to the space industry

In March, the Science and Innovation Network, DIT, and Innovate UK led a Global Expert Mission to US robotics centers of excellence. The UK-USA Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) in Extreme Environments delegation spent a week in Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston, meeting with a variety of potential partners in space, oceans and nuclear […]

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15th October 2019 Science and Innovation Network

Nick Grant

Executive Director, Strategy and International Partnerships at Cancer Research UK

India and the UK join forces for Affordable Approaches to Cancer – Funding for Seven Research Challenges open now!

Late last year, just over 60 leading cancer experts from India and the UK gathered in Delhi for 2 days. They were attending a researchers’ summit with one important aim: to identify the core research challenges in developing affordable approaches to the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. During those 2 days in India, […]

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14th October 2019 Shanghai, China

Stephen Brennan

by Stephen Brennan

Consul, Science and Innovation, Shanghai

The Bear and The Catapult

Meeting with TUS Holdings in Shanghai

OK, now I’ve got your attention I should point out that the headline refers to Sir Michael Bear, former Lord Mayor of London and senior advisor to the Connected Places Catapult. Sir Michael was joined by Connected Places Catapult chief executive Nicola Yates OBE, and 5 UK SMEs on a recent mission to China, which […]

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7th October 2019 USA

William Janowski

SIN Officer, Houston

World cancer Research Day 2019: UK Encouraging Relationships with US Cancer Research Hotspots

World Cancer Research Day 2019: UK Encouraging Relationships with US Cancer Research Hotspots No matter your background, the social and economic impacts of cancer are far-reaching. The chances are that cancer impacts somebody you know or love. In the fight against cancer, cutting-edge research takes place both here in the UK and internationally in the […]

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16th July 2019 King Charles Street, London

Professor Graham Ball

Chief Scientific Officer at Intelligent OMICS Ltd.

Omic Studies : The Future of Medicine

Professor Graham Ball holds a chair in Bioinformatics at Nottingham Trent University and is Chief Scientific Officer at Intelligent OMICS Ltd, a company specialising in providing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning solutions to molecular biomedical problems. He has developed Insilico methods for the analysis of omics data, facilitating the discovery of diagnostic biomarkers, the modelling […]

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16th July 2019 Beijing

Lori Han

by Lori Han

Science and Innovation Officer

London Tech Week: Tech for Good

I remember learning in history classes how the invention of the steam engine brought the world to the industrialisation of modern civilisation. But to think that I am witnessing another historic age where technologies drive the fourth Industrial Revolution. The fourth IR so far has been about how technologies are changing our lives. If you […]

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27th June 2019 King Charles Street, London

Dr. Aakanksha Upadhyay

Advisor, Newton Fund India

Celebrating women in science

Someone rightly said, the only barrier to promotion should be talent and effort. But women who account for almost 50% of the world’s population, whose contributions to our society are key to its functioning, despite exceling in a variety of fields have abysmal representation in them. One such area is Science, where less than 30% […]

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About Global Science and Innovation Network

We use this blog to showcase the work of the UK Science and Innovation Network. We have approximately 90 officers in over 30 countries and territories around the world building…

We use this blog to showcase the work of the UK Science and Innovation Network. We have approximately 90 officers in over 30 countries and territories around the world building partnerships and collaborations on science and innovation. SIN officers work with the local science and innovation community in support of UK policy overseas, leading to mutual benefits to the UK and the host country.

We work to four objectives; prosperity, security, influence and development, across 11 thematic programs; Health and Life Sciences, Clean Energy ,Food and Agriculture, Future Manufacturing, Digital Economy, Quantum Technology, Future Cities, Resources and Resilience, Polar Regions, Space and Oceans.

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