About us

We advise the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet, to ensure that government policies and decisions are informed by the best scientific evidence and strategic long-term thinking.


We are responsible for:


Our priorities are:

  • supporting national growth and increasing the UK’s productivity by linking science, innovation and industrial enterprise
  • supporting regional growth by building on existing science and innovation activity across the country
  • using technology to develop modern and cheaper public services
  • preventing or addressing emergencies and mapping national security risks

For more information, see our work plan for 2015 to 2020.

Who we are

We are an organisation of approximately 150 permanent staff and are located in London.

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