Science and Security research programme delivering impact
The Science and Security programme commissioned new research to develop greater understanding of how developments in science and technology will present both opportunities and threats to future defence and security.
The research focuses on how to better assess and address risks that emerge from future developments in science and technology and the influence of cultural, historical, ethical, economic and societal factors.
The funded projects, all scheduled to finish by the end of 2015, have focussed on:
- Better ways to assess and address risks that emerge from future developments in science and technology.
- How the development and use of science and technology in the future is influenced by cultural, historical, ethical, economic and societal factors.
- Causes of insecurity and the ways that security risks and threats can be predicted, prevented and managed.
With projects soon to finish, early information on impacts is being collected that showcases the significance of the research to defence and security. So far, impacts include presentations made to key stakeholders including the Ministry of Defence, Cabinet Office, Department for Business, Industry and Skills, the Government Office for Science and the House of Commons Defence Committee. Further to this, a range of papers and reports have now been published, as well as textbooks produced for life science students and practitioners.
For further information visit the Science and Security programme page.