If the government really wants a rich and diverse ecosystem of scientific research organizations, it should extend core funding to IROs.
Bit Bio has partnered with the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences on a moonshot mission to create every human cell type for use in biomedical research.
Britain is perfectly placed to replicate the DARPA miracle, but it will need to embody the qualities that have made the agency exceptional.
In The Spectator, the London Institute talks about the value of basic science and what the British government should do to promote it.
In Open Access Government, the London Institute argues that Britain’s record of scientific leadership will continue regardless of Brexit.