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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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8th March 2017 Science Innovation USA

Eric Brown

Head of Innovation, Energy Systems Catapult

A Tale of Two Power Systems – Plugging Innovation into the Electricity Grid

Above Photo: March 02, 2017- Attendees collaborate during a break out session at the U.K.-U.S. Grid Modernization Collaboration Workshop at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL) I was really pleased to be able to attend and participate in the UK-US […]

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7th March 2017 Science Innovation USA

Patricia Gruver

Science & Innovation Officer, Los Angeles

From STEM to STEAM: Science and Art Go Hand-in-Hand

A Conversation with Rosie Grayburn, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Getty Conservation Institute In recognition of International Women’s Day, I interviewed a very inspiring female scientist working here in Los Angeles. Rosie’s career illustrates the strong science ties between the US and the UK, as she originally hails from England. Can you tell me a little bit about […]

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7th March 2017 Science Innovation USA

Patricia Gruver

Science & Innovation Officer, Los Angeles

Science Belongs to Humanity…Or Does It?

A Guest Blog by the Women of the Science and Innovation Network Science knows no country because knowledge belongs to humanity and it is the torch that illuminates the world- Louis Pasteur This beautiful quote sums up why networks like HMG’s Science and Innovation Network (SIN) are so important, and why collaborating on science and […]

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7th March 2017 Tokyo

Elizabeth Hogben

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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7th March 2017 Delhi, India

Jane Urquhart and Leena Kukreja

Women in STEM: closing the gender gap

Growing up in Australia, like all kids, I was curious and inquisitive about the ‘science’ behind things. Encouraged by a school teacher mother and an engineer father, I coveted a plastic microscope and a chemistry set. But, like many other kids, I lost confidence in my abilities in science and maths. Growing up in India, […]

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3rd March 2017 Tokyo

Elizabeth Hogben

by Elizabeth Hogben

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

After the earthquake: sharing experience with Japan on post-disaster mental health support

Due to its position at the end of the Pacific, Japan is a country that is prone to various natural disasters not only earthquakes and tsunami, but also volcanoes, typhoons, floods and mudslides. When I started work in Tokyo, my first meeting was with the security manager to make sure I was prepared and knew […]

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10th February 2017 Beijing

by Peter Young

Prosperity Programme Manager for the Science and Innovation Network in China

On a Mission

“By 2030 China’s urbanisation rate will have increased from 56% to 70%.” On the face of it the projection doesn’t look that alarming. Yet what it means is another 200 million people moving from the countryside to cities. What has been called history’s largest human migration began in the late 1970s with Deng Xiaoping’s reform […]

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26th January 2017 Science Innovation USA

Patricia Gruver

Science & Innovation Officer, Los Angeles

The Future of Farming: How to Feed the Planet

The global population is expected to increase by 38% in 2050 from 6.9 billion in 2010 to 9.6 billion in 2050. With our increasing detriment to the environment and a changing climate, this alarming statistic begs the question: how will we feed everyone? Plant phenomics, an emerging science that studies how a crop’s traits change […]

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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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