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Science Superpower

A practical policy programme to transform science and innovation in the UK

The Science Superpower Programme explores how ministers can realise their ambitions for the UK to be a “science superpower”. It fills a major gap in the current policy debate by bringing together some of the finest scientific minds with leading policymakers to explore the strategic challenges, opportunities and trade-offs that the government and scientific community face. 

Supported by Wellcome Trust, the Perivoli Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Summary report of an Onward and the Fair Standards Alliance roundtable, exploring how to empower UK businesses through access to Standard Essential Patents.
Unlocking the UK’s pensions for science and tech growth.
Wired for Success: Reforming Whitehall to support science and technology
Onward’s case for what the UK’s global science strategy might look like beyond Horizon Europe.
How to reform R&D Tax Credits to incentivise innovation when public finances are stretched.

Director Sebastian Payne discusses the benefits of rejoining Horizon as the UK steps closer to its Science Superpower ambitions.

Head of Science and Technology, Allan Nixon, writes for Conservative Home regarding reforms needed in Whitehall to make the UK a science superpower.

Director Sebastian Payne writes for the i about Dominic Cummings and his approach to science and technology in government.

Matt Burnett, Head of Onward's Science Superpower research programme writes for CityAM on why the governmen't R&D policies are vital to economic revival.

Head of Onward's Science Superpower research programme writes for Politics Home, setting out why R&D funding must be protected from cuts.

The London Influence reports on the growing Onward team and our new research programme in an exclusive interview with Director Will Tanner

Director Sebastian Payne discusses the benefits of rejoining Horizon as the UK steps closer to its Science Superpower ambitions.

Head of Science and Technology, Allan Nixon, writes for Conservative Home regarding reforms needed in Whitehall to make the UK a science superpower.

Director Sebastian Payne writes for the i about Dominic Cummings and his approach to science and technology in government.

Matt Burnett, Head of Onward's Science Superpower research programme writes for CityAM on why the governmen't R&D policies are vital to economic revival.

Head of Onward's Science Superpower research programme writes for Politics Home, setting out why R&D funding must be protected from cuts.

The London Influence reports on the growing Onward team and our new research programme in an exclusive interview with Director Will Tanner

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Unlocking the potential of younger people and workers across Britain
Making it easier to start and support a family
Reducing economic disparities between places