Catapulting new technologies from idea to reality

To compete successfully in tomorrow’s global knowledge economy, technological innovation is vital. James Easey from the Technology Strategy Board explains how £1.4 billion of public and private investment is helping the emerging network of Catapult centres shape this country’s innovation …

Badgers and bees, tweets and trees: how scientist Ian Boyd has made the transition from academia to government

Professor Ian Boyd, appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in September 2012, answers questions from Jill Rutter about his experiences so far. Q1. Why did you apply to be Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) at …