Iain Forbes, Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, recounts how government set about creating a regulatory framework for a technology - self-driving vehicles - that is still being developed.
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Articles written by BEIS staff about the department and innovative projects it is involved in.
Gareth Davies, Director-General for Business and Science in the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and Andrew Thompson, Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, discuss how academic research can inform better policy-making. The UK’s world-class science and research …
It isn’t easy to predict what we’re going to be doing in the future. In this article, Richard Sandford from the Government Office for Science sets out the core principles of Horizon Scanning and the techniques civil servants can use to make the future a less uncertain place.
Alex Morris, from the Strategy and Growth Directorate in BIS, explains how they are planning for the rising demand for people trained in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Years of accumulated regulations are hindering growth and personal responsibility. The Red Tape Challenge has used some new techniques – and some old ones – to cut the statute book down to size and target 3,000 regulations for reform, saving …