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‘Whitehall slogan use risks rift between science and innovation’

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Using both “science superpower” and “innovation nation” slogans risks “decoupling” the two, says Swansea vice-chancellor

The fluidity of science and innovation is “not properly appreciated” by the UK government, the vice-chancellor of Swansea University told a conference on research and innovation on 10 November, held by Universities UK.

Paul Boyle has called out the government’s use of the phrases “science superpower” and “innovation nation”, as it runs the risk of “decoupling” science and innovation in what should be an “integrated system”.

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