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.
To promote international collaboration on Science and Innovation, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), which includes over 90 officers based in 30 countries around the world. 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, infrastructure, water, clean energy, cyber security, Science and Innovation – working on higher education, collaborating with the British Council and the Gulf Science and Innovation, Knowledge and Economy programme.
- 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:
- Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
- Food Security
- Cyber and ICT
- Clean and Renewable Energy
The Gulf Science and Innovation Network consist of three 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.
Gulf Science and Innovation Knowledge Economy Programmer’s Grants, Science Collaboration Symposiums and funding opportunities are often publicised on the Embassy Facebook page, and we chat about them regularly on Twitter, too. Join us!
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Tel: +974 4496 2017