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Explores how the science and technology community in the UK can come together to deliver world-class science that can change the way we live our lives and do business, influence government funding and policies while continuing to deliver value for money.


This edition of Insights examines the role of light in a variety of applications, including measurement, energy generation and communications. It includes contributions from the UK National Committee for IYL2015, the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) and NPL.

  • Innovation has been at the heart of a wealth of new reports, underlining its importance to the UK economy.

  • How funding and partnerships are helping to translate quantum research from the laboratory into successful commercial technologies

  • This edition of Insights looks at ways to secure the skills pipeline and how to produce skills for an innovation driven economy.

  • In this edition of Insights, we explore recent developments in the UK space industry.

  • In this edition of Insights, we look at some of the different issues in understanding and mitigating climate change.

  • In this issue of Insights, we focus on what the UK can do to remain a force in improving the provision of healthcare and its services across the world

  • The latest edition of NPL's Insights magazine examines innovation from a variety of perspectives