Grow Your Own Space Programme [PODCAST] – Ian Taylor, Former UK Minister of Science, Space & Technology (1994-7)
Welcome to Colonising Space, a podcast series where we talk to the individuals involved in advancing outer space exploration and the space industry.
In this episode we speak to Ian Taylor. Ian is a former MP and Minister of Science, Space and Technology who now serves on the board of several technology led initiatives including chairing the Advisory Board of the UK Innovation & Science Seedfund (UKi2s) which invests capital in ventures emerging from the national science research bases.
In this podcast Ian speaks to us about:
- How outer space initiatives are as much a necessity to maintain our current technological infrastructure as they are to feed our collective imaginations;
- How individuals can start companies in the sector and what key considerations space-leaning ventures should take on board; and
- The role that non scientists and society can play in developing and fostering innovation
DISCLAIMER: This podcast is created by the London School of Economics Alumni Association (London) (“LSEAAL”) and its production is not affiliated with the educational institution, the London School of Economics and Political Science (“LSE”). The content of this podcast remains the opinion(s) of the individual(s) recorded and do not represent the views or opinions of the LSE.