The future of British Science: Why cluster theory matters

Despite the UK’s historic and current excellence in science, this sector’s contribution to our economy has been out of the limelight for some time. While discussions have often focused on macroeconomic issues or the tribulations of the City, British science has quietly and assiduously built the foundations for our long-term economic success.

The Budget 2016: Why investing in science is great for British business

Towards the end of his career, early computer pioneer Douglas Englebert remarked that the digital revolution was the most significant progression in the history of humanity. He was right – no single development in all of history has had such a transformative impact on the way we see, think and interact with the world around us.

The UK’s female inventors get paid 14% less than men

Research by Myriam Mariani and Karin Hoisl calls for action to ensure equal wages for equally performing or skilled employees – and to encourage female students to engage in scientific studies, as inventors comprise of only 4.2 per cent women.

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