The Science and Innovation Network is based in 40 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 underpin the economies of both France and the UK. Encouraging work between the two countries therefore produces benefits for both.

To promote international collaboration the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network based in 40 countries around the world.

There is a dedicated Science and Innovation team at the British Embassy in France; France is considered a key partner to the UK on science and innovation and is second only to Germany in the 2012 European Industrial R&D scoreboard. The team’s work aims to enhance collaboration and lead to mutual benefits for the UK and France.

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

Our services

The Science and Innovation Network team in France works to the following global objectives:

  • influence science and innovation policies of French government, industry and academia to benefit the UK
  • improve UK policy based on international experience and emerging opportunities and challenges with France
  • collaboration and partnerships
  • stimulate strategic science collaborations with France to benefit the UK and deliver wider policy goals
  • harness French international technology partnerships and investment to grow UK innovation capability

Our people

Linda Newman - Head of Science and Innovation, West Europe

Louisa Zanoun - Senior Science & Innovation Advisor

Sara Gill - Science & Innovation Advisor

Contact us

Science & Innovation Team
British Embassy Paris
34 rue du Faubourg St Honoré
Paris 75008

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