Can Rishi Sunak’s science superpower dreams become reality?
By Charlie Conchie Rishi Sunak rolled out plans to “cement the UK as a tech and science superpower by 2030” today with promises to tempt in the best global tech talent and deliver a state-backed £370m investment boost. The new “framework” marks the first major outing for the newly minted department for Science, Innovation and Technology, which ministers claim will “challenge every part of government to better put the UK at the forefront of global science and technology”. But the plans come fresh on the back of a series of blows to the UK’s wider tech ecosystem. Questions still hang over UK acc…