Research and innovation
Research and innovation news from UK Parliament.
House of Lords Thursday debates
Members debate anti-slavery projects, NHS staffing, hauliers and the space industry
04 March 2021
Dominic Cummings and Kwasi Kwarteng give evidence
The Science and Technology Committee will hear from the Former Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State about the Government’s plans to establish a new research funding agency.
04 March 2021
Academics questioned on the progress of the UK’s covid-19 vaccination programme
The Science and Technology Committee examines UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks
22 February 2021
Government urged to deliver on its commitments for Queen’s Speech
Chair of the Liaison committee Sir Bernard Jenkin has written to Jacob Rees-Mogg on legislation awaiting time in the Government’s legislative programme.
19 February 2021
New UK Science Agency remains a 'brand in search of a product'
MPs from the Science and Technology Committee have urged the Government to give proposed 'UK ARPA' a clear purpose.
12 February 2021
Episode 3: LGBT+ History Month and healthy ageing
Lord Cashman joins the podcast to talk It's a Sin, co-founding Stonewall with colleagues including Sir Ian McKellen, and fighting for equality as a member of the Lords. Lord Patel discusses how we can improve healthy ageing through science.
10 February 2021
Support Catapults to deliver UK's innovation ambition, says Lords Committee
Science and Technology Committee publish report 'Catapults: bridging the gap between research and industry'
05 February 2021
Covid-19: How has the Government received scientific advice, and how has the advice been used? Cross-party group of MPs publish analysis
Committee publishes report on the UK response to covid-19 and the use of scientific advice
08 January 2021
No room for government complacency on artificial intelligence
The Liaison Committee publishes the first of its follow-up reports, looking again at Artificial Intelligence
18 December 2020
Committee launches inquiry into role of Catapults in delivering R&D Roadmap
Science and Technology Committee launch new inquiry into innovation Catapults and R&D
26 November 2020
Committee to hear Ministers’ evidence on post-transition period agricultural labour
Committee concludes its final hearing into its inquiry Labour in the food supply chain
12 November 2020
Minister questioned on new UK research funding agency
The Science and Technology Committee explores how the proposed new funding agency—‘UK ARPA’—will fit into the existing UK research and innovation landscape
10 November 2020
MPs examine UK telecommunications infrastructure and the UK’s domestic capability
The Science and Technology Committee takes evidence on Wednesday 30 September 2020
25 September 2020
A new UK research funding agency examined
Science and Technology Committee seeks to understand the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
21 September 2020
Lords to debate science research funding in universities report
Lords Science and Technology report debated on Wednesday 9 September 2020 from 3.30pm
07 September 2020