We have heard about how the UK can mirror Singapore in a post Brexit world - whether it be it's transport, tax or free trade arrangement.
Singapore is obviously a much smaller city state, but one policy the UK should definitely review from Singapore is the focus on education in sciences. Singapore has a world class science learning environment with areas like Biopolis where education is mixed with technology business.
Linking education, universities, research and industry together should be a focus for the UK in the post Brexit world. To encourage this the government should introduce tax reliefs for corporates linking into or partnering with universities. Research funding for Universities should be more closely linked to collaboration projects with industry.
The UK needs to take a lead in industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing. The way to do this is via education focus in science, research linked to corporates and corporate incentives to link back to education and research.
In the post Brexit world the government has a real opportunity to mirror the Singaporean model and create a post industrial, highly educated advanced UK manufacturing economy.
640,000 jobs in the sciences to be filled by 2023 The number of jobs in science, research, engineering and technology (STEM) will grow at double the rate of other careers, providing an additional 142,000 new jobs in the UK between now and 2023. In a report by the Social Market Foundation and EDF, researchers estimate that a total of 640,000 STEM jobs will need to be filled over the next six years, with many of these jobs being new roles created within emerging industries.