New online tool transforms Science Minister into #ScienceSpotlight avatar

industrial strategy

Science Minister Sam Gyimah, will appear as an avatar on the Twitter channel for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy — on a fortnightly basis —
to promote the government’s work into science, research and development as part of the modern Industrial Strategy

The avatar depicts Sam Gyimah in a lab coat and discusses different case studies and projects happening up and down the UK.

Science Minister Sam Gyimah said:

“This is the first of a number of activities aimed at increasing public engagement in science.

“We have a fantastic story to tell, with the UK having some of the brightest and best entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists, to our record investment in science and plan to invest 2.4% on R&D by 2027 through our modern Industrial Strategy.

“Through my #ScienceSpotlight, I will highlight some of the great scientific work going on around the country.”

The modern Industrial Strategy sets out a long term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.

The strategy will outline how Britain can build an economy for a better future, while listing how the country can help businesses to financially benefit and create better and higher-paying jobs.

The plan entails how investment throughout every part of the country will provide industries and infrastructure with the skills needed for these areas to prosper.

Through the Industrial Strategy, The Government hopes to reach the target of 2.4% of GDP investment in R&D by 2027.

To reach this target, The Government are looking to invest an additional £2.3 billion in R&D in 2021/2022.

This would see an increase of £7 billion in public investment into R&D between 2017 and 2021/21 and would be the biggest surge of public funding for R&D on record.

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