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UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) Busra Afsar UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) British Consulate-General Istanbul 16 April 2015 Koc University
Outline q q q UK Government’s Vision for Science and Innovation Facts - Figures Science, Innovation and Globalisation UK Science and Innovation Network SIN Turkey
Science and Innovation driving UK growth "Investment in science is an investment in our future“ George Osborne, 2013 Seven Catapult Centres world-leading centres to transform the UK's capability for innovation Eight Great Technologies
Science and Innovation: Tackling Global Challenges Urbanisation Population Energy Ageing population Human disease Climate Change Biodiversity Anti-microbial resistance Food security Water Animal disease Non-infectious diseases
Science and Innovation: UK strengths 0. 9% of global population: 4 of top 10 universities 4. 1 % researchers Over 80 Nobel Prizes in science 20% UK workforce in sciencebased work in research/related industries (Science Council 2013) 3. 2 % R&D spending 6. 4 % journal articles £ 8. 8 bn foreign investment in R&D in the UK (2011) (ONS 2012) 9. 5 % downloads 11. 6 % citations 15. 9 % most cited articles 2. 4% global patents 3 rd in Global Innovation Index (top G 20 country) (WIPO 2013) 48% of UK published research articles have at least one international coauthor (2012)
Science and Innovation: UK strengths • Quarter of world’s computer games produced in UK. • 4 of world’s largest visual effects firms based in London. • Tech city - largest and fastest-growing tech cluster in Europe • UK spends more per capita on e-commerce than any other country • 6% of innovative, high-growth companies created 40% of new private sector jobs • 19% of world’s top-selling medicines developed in the UK
FCO-BIS co-funded Network: 90 people, 28 countries and territories, 46 cities Europe (including Russia and Turkey) Czech Republic (Prague), Denmark (Copenhagen), France (Paris), Germany (Berlin, Munich), Italy (Milan, Rome), Netherlands (The Hague), Poland (Warsaw), Russia (Moscow), Spain (Madrid), Sweden (Stockholm), Switzerland (Berne) Turkey (Istanbul) Asia Pacific Australia (Melbourne), China (Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai), Japan (Osaka, Tokyo), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), New Zealand (Wellington), Singapore, South Korea (Seoul), Taiwan (Taipei). Middle East, Africa and South Asia India (Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi), Israel (Tel Aviv), Nigeria (Abuja), Qatar (Doha), South Africa (Pretoria, Cape Town). Americas Brazil (Brasilia, Sao Paulo), Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa), USA (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington).
Science and Innovation Network: Objectives • Collaboration - including identifying opportunities, horizon scanning and facilitating sharing of scientific knowledge • Inform UK policy making – both on S&I policy and other policy areas that use science • Influence policy abroad across range of policy areas UNCLASSIFIED
Responsibilities -Reporting and Policy Work -Consultancy -Arranging Visits from the UK/Turkey (Ministrial, Senior Official, company, university etc. ) -Organising Workshops (in thematic fields to bring together researchers from universities, research centers and companies)
Policy makers SIN Europe Research & Higher Education R&D&I funders Large international companies & SMEs Industry Science and Innovation Network: a joined up approach - and broad UK landscape
SIN and Catapult Centres: Growing links (examples) Europe: HV Manufacturing: France, Switzerland, Germany Transport Systems: Germany Future Cities: Poland Cell Therapy: France Energy Storage: Germany , France Future Cities Catapult- Turkey Satellite Applications: Italy Asia Pacific : National Composites Centre: Japan Cell Therapy: Japan Middle East, Africa and South Asia: Satellite Applications: South Africa Advanced Manufacturing: India Americas: Satellite Applications: Houston and Washington Cell Therapy: Los Angeles Connected Digital Economy: Boston Future Cities: San Francisco
Science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries. People: fellowships, mobility schemes and joint centers Programmes: research collaborations on development topics Translation: innovative solutions on development topics £ 350 m over five years + partner funding. Mexico Brazil Colombia Chile Kazakhstan Turkey China Egypt India South Africa SE Asia: Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Philippines Vietnam
UK-Turkey Year of Science and Innovation 2015 • Second phase of the partnership, commenced with Katip Celebi-Newton Fund • Long term scientific collaboration Several events including missions, events, seminars, forums will be organised in several fields and in different parts of Turkey and the United Kingdom. Priority Areas- Energy, Health, Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture- but doesn’t mean narrowing!
Activities UK-Turkey Year of Science and Innovation Activity Country Date-prv Year of Science and Innovation Launch includıng Innovation Collaboration Workshop Turkey March Workshop on Technology Transfer Turkey May/June 2015 Agri-Tech Inward Mission Italy June/July 2015 Brokerege Event on Renewable Energy UK July 2015 Bileteral Meetings in the Field of Security and Natural Disasters UK-Turkey 2015 -2016 Seminar on Catalysis and Sensing for Health (CASH) Turkey Sept 2015 Higher Education Delegation Mission Turkey Oct 2015 Science and Technology Facility Council Mission UK Nov 2015 Workshop on Biotechnology, in particular developing vaccines and biosimilar drugs Turkey Dec 2015 Science and Innovation Roundtable-BC UK Feb 2016 Info Days for UK Universities UK 2015 -2016 Info Days for Turkish Universities Turkey 2015 -2016 Reserachers Links Workshops ın Advanced Manufacturing Turkey 2015 -2016 BC Science Talks Turkey 2015 -2016 Company/Institution Visits (For Example –Ricardo, FCC) Turkey 2015 -2016 Alumnia Events Turkey 2015 -2016
UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) in Turkey Busra Afsar Science and Innovation Officer British Consulate-General Istanbul Tel: +90 212 334 6450 busra. afsar@fco. gov. uk