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Tales from the road to making the UK a science and tech superpower

In July 2020 the UK Government set out an R&D roadmap that aims to help the UK become a science and innovation superpower. To help meet that ambition techUK has been discussing with our members how we get there and what our priorities should be.

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Putting the D’s back into UK R&D - Why we mustn’t forget the other D

The ambition of the UK Government R&D Roadmap, released in July last year, is to make the UK a global leader in science and technology. This is an ambition that techUK supports and the UK tech sector is fully behind. However, how do we make this happen?

Why innovative regulation is a must for UK tech

Developing strong principles that support innovative regulation, will not just be good for UK tech, but also increase consumer welfare by allowing British consumers access to and the confidence to use the latest digital services.

Money is not the only object: A focus on place is needed to address regional imbalances in R&D

Without an open regional dialogue on the interconnection of place, technology and investment, there is a real danger that the UK will not be able to keep pace and support innovation to be a global leader, writes Laura Foster, Progamme Manager tech & innovation at techUK



Building the Smarter State | 29 September | Book now


The eighth edition of our flagship public services conference, Building the Smarter State, will take place at The Royal Society on Thursday 29 September. 

Speakers and delegates will explore how we better utilise data and emerging technologies to meet societal challenges of net-zero and upskill the workforce to sustain and deliver digital services that meet the needs of citizens.