Feeds

Tories promise medals not money for science and R&D

Hooverpreneur promises cultural change

Top three mobile application threats

James Dyson's policy review for the Tory party calls for cultural changes to put science and engineering at the centre of British society.

The vacuum cleaner maestro's review said: "We can't PR our way out of the financial black hole." But without money the review runs the danger of doing just that. It calls for "developing high esteem for science and engineering", and recommends future Tory ministers award prizes for inventors and engineers.

The review suggests head teachers get more flexibility to pay science, maths and technology teachers more than other teachers. Dyson also said that teachers want to teach all three science subjects, and should be allowed to.

Dyson also looked at the perennial problem of moving research from university laboratories to the real, profit-making world. He suggested giving universities greater autonomy by cutting bureaucratic assessment systems and by promoting knowledge transfer offices.

He called for better funding for high-tech start-ups by increasing tax relief for angel investors to 30 per cent, and encouraging banks to lend to such firms by offering government guaranteed loans.

Dyson's Ingenious Britain report said R&D tax credits were effective, but badly targeted at high-tech firms, start-ups and small firms. He supported Tory plans to make a quarter of government procurement from small and medium enterprises.

All these policies must happen "alongside the much needed deficit reduction that the Conservatives have argued for". ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Red-faced LOHAN team 'fesses up in blown SPEARS fuse fiasco
Standing in the corner, big pointy 'D' hats
KILLER SPONGES menacing California coastline
Surfers are safe, crustaceans less so
Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning
Power levels up 70 per cent as the rover keeps on truckin'
Liftoff! SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts Dragon on third resupply mission to ISS
SpaceX snaps smartly into one-second launch window
KILLER ROBOTS, DNA TAMPERING and PEEPING CYBORGS: the future looks bright!
Americans optimistic about technology despite being afraid of EVERYTHING
Discovery time for 200m WONDER MATERIALS shaved from 4 MILLENNIA... to 4 years
Alloy, Alloy: Boffins in speed-classification breakthrough
Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
Helium seeps from Falcon 9 first stage, delays new legs for NASA robonaut
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.