The Science and Innovation Network is based in 28 countries/territories around the world. We engage with the local science & innovation community in support of UK policy overseas and also create strategic relationships to harness the value of science & innovation discoveries and investments overseas, leading to mutual UK and host-country benefits.


Science and innovation are at the heart of the UK’s strategy for promoting prosperity and growth. Research and knowledge is increasingly developed and transferred through international collaboration which provides opportunities to work with the best in the world, exchange students and researchers, and gain access to large scale international facilities.

To promote international collaboration in science and innovation, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office jointly support the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), based in 28 countries around the world.

For an introductory brief which covers the local Science and Innovation landscape, UK priorities and successes in Russia, read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot.


SIN Russia was established at the British Embassy in Moscow in 2010. The team works to enhance and facilitate strong, sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships between scientists, research communities and institutions in the UK and Russia; follow developments in the science and innovation field; harness innovation prosperity partnerships and investment to grow UK-Russia innovation capabilities. SIN Russia team organize UK-Russia scientific round tables, science cafes and lectures by leading British scientists across Russia; support major science festivals and seminars to promote knowledge and bilateral scientific collaboration.


At the 11th session of the UK-Russia Ministerial Joint Committee on Science & Technology Cooperation, held at the Royal Society in London on 16-17 October 2013, the following priority areas for bilateral cooperation were discussed:

  • Accelerator science & particle physics
  • Life sciences
  • Arctic science
  • Space
  • Energy efficiency

In the last year SIN Russia has delivered round tables on: ‘Asymmetrical synthesis as a modern trend of organic chemistry’ with the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, ‘Antarctic and Arctic in Focus of Science Research’ jointly with Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St. Petersburg and ‘Accelerators for medical, industrial and scientific purposes’ in Novosibirsk, in partnership with Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics. In October 2014 SIN Russia and the Royal Society of Chemistry hosted the inaugural UK-Russia Chemistry Week in Moscow.

Contact us

Science & Innovation Network (SIN) team
British Embassy Moscow
Smolenskaya naberezhnaya, 10
121099 Moscow

Gareth Wynn Owen Head of SIN Russia

Marina Sokolova Senior Advisor for Science and Innovation

Tatiana Iakovleva Senior Science Reports Writer

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