Eight Great Technologies

Science policy has a crucial role to play in both elements of rebalancing and in ensuring that the UK is able to compete in the future in a highly competitive global marketplace. Government policy can play an important role in making this happen, whether it is encouraging research and development, facilitating local or regional clusters or creating a dedicated vocational and technical track in education to ensure that our education system is producing young people with the skills that industry needs.

In this 2013 paper, David Willetts makes an important contribution to this debate – setting out eight great technologies in which Britain is or can be global leaders. They are all exceptional examples of how government can play a role in a new, high technology industrial revolution.