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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
How to reform R&D Tax Credits to incentivise innovation when public finances are stretched.
If the UK is to be a “science superpower”, we need to rethink our strategy for science.
How to drive innovation to meet net zero
Why we need to drive up innovation in our lagging regions
Dec 13
18:00-
20:30
Event Full
A festive drinks reception for under 35’s
Nov 30
9:00-
10:00
Last Few
Fixing Britain’s outdated competition regime
Nov 29
15:45-
16:45
How do we maximise opportunity and untap talent?
Nov 16
18:00-
20:30
Event Full
An Onward drinks reception for u35’s
Nov 16
15:30-
17:00
Why are boys now falling behind girls? 
Oct 18
17:30-
19:00
The importance of football to pride in place
Oct 4
11:00-
12:00
Repairing our social fabric through community ownership
Oct 4
11:00-
12:00
School food and the levelling up agenda
Dec 13
18:00-
20:30
Event Full
A festive drinks reception for under 35’s
Nov 30
9:00-
10:00
Last Few
Fixing Britain’s outdated competition regime
Nov 29
15:45-
16:45
How do we maximise opportunity and untap talent?
Nov 16
18:00-
20:30
Event Full
An Onward drinks reception for u35’s
Nov 16
15:30-
17:00
Why are boys now falling behind girls? 

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

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

Reducing economic disparities between places