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  • International Science and Innovation Unit

    22 Mar 2012

    ISIU acts as HM Government’s natural focal point for science and innovation issues with an international slant.

  • National Academies

    21 May 2012

    The National Academies receive government funding for specific projects and programmes, principally to allow a cadre of the most capable academics to work full-time on research.

  • Science

    28 Feb 2012

    BIS is committed to developing a world class UK research base responsive to users and the economy, with sustainable and financially strong universities and public laboratories and a strong supply of scientists, engineers and technologists.

  • Science & Innovation Analysis (SIA)

    22 Mar 2012

    Based in London, SIA is an interdisciplinary unit of analysts within the Science and Innovation Group of BIS

  • Science and Society

    22 Mar 2012

    The potential for science to contribute to good policy-making and sound government has probably never been greater. To ensure we make the right decisions, now and in the future, we believe there is a pressing need to strengthen the level of high-quality engagement with the public on all major science issues; and increase the number of people who choose to study scientific subjects and work in research and scientific careers.

  • Science funding

    21 Sep 2012

    BIS allocates the science budget into research via the seven Research Councils for which the Acting Director General, Knowledge and Innovation, John Alty, is responsible.

  • Transferring knowledge from the research base

    22 Mar 2012

    Within a modern, knowledge driven economy, knowledge transfer is about transferring good ideas, research results and skills between universities, other research organisations, business and the wider community to enable innovative new products and services to be developed

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