Welcome to the UK Institute for Technical Skills & Strategy

Home of the Technician Commitment

Our Vision

The Institute will provide insight, influence, and innovative interventions to ensure that the UK has the technical capability and capacity across academia, research, education, and innovation. The Institute will also enable the UK to be a global superpower in science, engineering, and the creative industries, and that technical skills, roles, and careers will be recognised, understood, developed, respected, and aspired to.

Further information about activities and opportunities will be published on our website in due course.

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Research and understanding on technical roles, skills, careers, education, training and research culture and systemic change  

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Policy and advocacy to inform, influence and interpret policy pertaining to technical roles, skills, careers, education and training

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Innovative practice to develop and evaluate new ways of working to support technical skills and careers in R&D and beyond 

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Building connectivity, culture and community across and beyond the sector around technical skills, roles, education and training 

Event | Technology Specialists Network Conference

The UK Technology Specialists Network (TSN) is a UK-wide network of technicians who have specialist technological expertise. 

The annual TSN conference is taking place Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 April 2024 in Bath. 


Opportunity | PGCert HE Global

An accredited teaching qualification designed for teaching technicians or technical staff who support learning. Develop your skills to enhance student experience.

Delivered in collaboration with University of Nottingham School of Education.