House of Lords investigates government’s plan to make the UK a science and technology superpower

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has recently launched an investigation into the delivery of the government’s plans to make the UK a science and technology superpower.

Indeed, the inquiry is in operation to gather evidence on how to achieve this science and tech superpower goal and what strategy will be put in place. It also wants to determine how the science and technology vision for the UK will be integrated with other areas of policy, economic, and industry strategy, as well as which sectors will be prioritised.

Although the government’s commitment to increase research and development funding is needed, there is still not enough clarity on how it will achieve its strategy. The investigation will then explore a viable strategy for the UK’s science and technology sectors and how to deliver it.

To do so, the government has already pledged an increase in public research and development funding of £22bn by 2026/7 as well as established the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC).

 

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