Science and innovation are at the heart of government 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, leading to mutual benefits for the UK and the United States.


To promote international collaboration in science and innovation, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), based in 31 countries around the world.

SIN works across the entire UK science and innovation landscape supporting UK stakeholders to make international connections, set up strategic collaborations and leverage research and innovation funding, driving global prosperity and growth.

In the USA, we have fourteen staff based in the British Embassy in Washington DC and our Consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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


SIN USA focuses on the following priority sectors:

  • Agritech & Food
  • Digital Economy
  • Clean Energy
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Oceans
  • Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Contact us

You can email us for contact details of individual officers in the USA Network. The Head of SIN USA is based at the British Embassy in Washington DC:

Science and Innovation Network, USA
British Embassy
3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20008

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