Tag: Research

2nd August 2023 Berlin, Germany

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by Kate Robinson

Science and Innovation Advisor, British Embassy Berlin

Light bulbs, defrosted freezers and heat pumps: how to support energy-saving behaviours in the home

Lessons from a science-policy roundtable The messages in the latest IPCC report on climate change are sobering, to say the least: human activities have caused the planet to warm by 1.1°C, causing widespread damage to both people and nature. We are all familiar with the narrative by now: there are low-cost options for mitigating and […]

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18th May 2021 UK, London

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by Lord Ahmad

Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN

25 years of the Arctic Council: our strong and enduring connection

As the UK Minister responsible for the Polar Regions, I am deeply interested in the Arctic, one of the most dynamic regions of the world. We know that changes in the Arctic environment affect the UK through global sea-level rise, changes to our climate and weather patterns, and threats to our shared biodiversity. While we […]

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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 October 2018 Science Innovation USA

Kyle Dolan

Head of Science & Innovation, BCG Chicago

Agri-Tech mission to St Louis puts UK innovation on the world stage

A SIN-sponsored delegation travelled from the UK to St Louis, Missouri last month (8-12 September) to promote British innovation in agricultural technologies to a global audience at the Ag Innovation Showcase. The mission, led by SIN Chicago with organisational support from DIT Chicago and the UK Honorary Consul for Missouri, created new connections for UK companies […]

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2nd November 2017 Tokyo, Japan

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by Griff Jones

First Secretary, Science, Innovation and Global Challenges (Japan)

Research without Barriers – a step-change in UK-Japan collaboration

Science is a global enterprise. The best researchers in the UK want to work with the best researchers across the globe. Japan is a very strong research nation – it is a country of world leading researchers and technologies that invests over 3.5% of GDP in R&D and has had more Nobel Prize winners since […]

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5th October 2017 Toronto, Canada

Kat Bodkin

by Kat Bodkin

Head of Science, Innovation & Policy

Transformative Technologies: UK-Ontario Look to the Future

The United Kingdom and the Canadian province of Ontario are both leading global centres of science and innovation and are investing in many of the same transformative sectors. To provide a platform that will help to further the ties between the two jurisdictions, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Transformative Technologies was signed in Toronto […]

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10th May 2017 Vienna, Austria

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Contact lenses, smart phones, violins, Tribology and you

I’m presenting a world-famous Austrian scientist with a gold medal for scientific achievement. His family are present, bursting with pride, along with other world-class Austrian and German scientists. Yet until I was asked to present the medal, I had never heard of the scientific discipline of Tribology. One of the joys and challenges of being […]

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7th March 2017 Tokyo

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by Elizabeth Hogben

Head of Science and Innovation (Japan), British Embassy Tokyo

Involve patients, harness new technologies, share data: future prospects for UK and Japan research partnerships to tackle dementia

Dementia is not an inevitable consequence of ageing…. and yet it is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide. Japan as a society is wrestling with the effects of a rapidly ageing population, where the number of people with dementia is forecast to rise to more than 7 million by 2025. […]

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24th November 2016 New Delhi, India

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by Aditi Sharma

Adviser for Newton Fund in India

Newton at TECH Summit – developing UK-India ‘RISTA’

I got an opportunity to attend the India-UK TECH Summit which was held in New Delhi from 7-9 November 2016, a mega event showcasing GREAT Britain’s technological prowess and opening up portals for greater Indian investment and partnership. This three day spectacle comprised of a gamut of activities which included five summits on technology, innovation […]

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