The Science and Innovation Network supports UK economic and social goals through international collaboration in science research and innovation.
This report shows the scope of the work carried out by the Science and Innovation Network, a joint BIS-FCO network operating in around 28 countries and territories around the world.
SIN officers are scientifically literate staff in FCO posts who work to benefit the UK through influencing the science and innovation policies of governments, businesses and academia, informing UK policy, and promoting ‘best with best’ collaboration between the UK and other nations.
The report, launched by BIS Permanent Secretary, Martin Donnelly, and FCO Chief Scientific Advisor, David Clary, at the FCO on 12 December 2012, gives an overview of the SIN and highlights some of its achievements over the past year.
The SIN’s 90+ staff are managed by a team based in BIS’s International Knowledge and Innovation Unit.