Science and innovation underpin the economies of both Kuwait and the UK. Encouraging work between the two countries therefore produces benefits for both.

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 Kuwait.

Responsibilities

The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) has more than 100 officers in over 40 countries and territories around the world building partnerships and collaborations on science and innovation. In Kuwait, SIN is working on the following global objectives:

  • establishing the UK as the Kuwait’s pivotal partner of choice in science and innovation.
  • supporting the Kuwait in enhancing their resilience and security by addressing long-term threats, including emerging health issues and global challenges on water and food security, as well as through building their capacity to deliver evidence-based policies
  • increasing trade and investment cooperation in education, healthcare, environment, water & food security, clean energy, treatment of waste, cyber security, advanced materials and smart cities
  • broadening security cooperation between the UK and the Kuwait – keeping Britain, and our interests, safe.
  • strengthening bilateral relationship through engagement on science and innovation
  • engaging with the next generation of thinkers

Priorities for Kuwait

SIN activities in Kuwait are focused on the following priority thematic areas:

  • food security
  • cyber and ICT
  • clean and renewable energy 3
  • healthcare and life science
  • treatment of waste
  • advanced materials

Our services

The Gulf Science and Innovation Network consist of six officers covering all six Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with the Head of SIN (Gulf) leading from Doha. While SIN is based out of the British Embassy in Doha, we work in partnership with the Prosperity team at the British Embassy in Kuwait. We also work closely with DIT and Political teams, as well as with the British Council.

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

Opportunities

For information on forthcoming science collaboration events, these are publicised on the Embassy Facebook page, and we chat about them regularly on Twitter, too. Join us!

Contact us

Contact us
You can email, or telephone us on:
Email: <SIN.Gulf@fcdo.gov.uk>
Tel: +965 2259 4330
Tel: +974 4496 2017

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