In addition to working with a number of NGOs in Hong Kong and in the South East Asia region, the Peter Bennett Foundation has established major long-term partnerships with the following organizations:
The Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge is committed to interdisciplinary academic and policy research into the major challenges facing the world, and to high-quality teaching of the knowledge and skills required in public service.
The goal of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy is to rethink public policy in an era of turbulence and inequality. Its research connects the world-leading work in technology and science at Cambridge with the economic and political dimensions of policymaking. It is committed to outstanding teaching, policy engagement, and to devising sustainable and long-lasting solutions.
The Bennett Institute for Public Policy aims to develop successful and sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our time and is currently working in the following core areas:
The Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science at the University of Oxford has the mission of pioneering the better use of data, evidence and digital tools in healthcare and policy.
In addition to taking huge datasets and turning them into traditional academic research papers, the Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science also builds live, interactive data-driven tools and services for everyone to use. By using modern, open methods and sharing all analysis and platform code online, it supports reproducibility, trust, and efficient re-use.
The work of the Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science is extremely high impact: the OpenPrescribing.net tool sees over 130,000 unique users a year; the TrialsTracker tools have received extensive global media coverage and help set the policy agenda; and the OpenSAFELY.org platform is operating across 40% of England’s full pseudonymised patient records to generate key insights for clinicians and policymakers during COVID-19.
The Bennett Innovation Lab at the University of Cambridge is a radical multidisciplinary innovation centre that brings together world-leading experts to solve complex challenges. It forms part of the establishment of a new facility for the Whittle Laboratory as it seeks to be a global hub for disruptive innovation, with the aim of halving the timeline to develop net zero aviation and energy technologies. By taking cutting-edge science from multiple disciplines and translating this into engineering development and industrial leadership – as well as introducing new approaches to innovation, technology development and testing – the Whittle Laboratory aims to dramatically accelerate the number of commercially viable options for cutting aircraft emissions.
The Bennett Innovation Lab is specifically focused on bringing together a critical mass of talent – giving them the right skills, tools, culture and working environment to solve complex multidisciplinary challenges. Providing space for the greatest minds and influencers in the world - from all areas and disciplines - to come together, the Bennett Innovation Lab will be a place discussing and identifying new approaches to different problems, while drawing on innovation and experience from other sectors and industries. It will provide a physical location and intellectual home for an innovative space where disruptive thought will be encouraged and solutions to current intractable problems may be found through learnings from different contexts. By drawing on the immense convening power and reputation of the University of Cambridge as one of world's leading scientific research hubs, the ability of the Bennett Innovation Lab to promote disruptive innovation will be further enhanced.
The Horizons Gallery represents a major new gallery at the Science Museum, United Kingdom, that will explore the latest innovations in science, engineering and technology that are responding to society’s most pressing challenges – and giving hope for the future.
Located on the ground floor of the museum, visited by millions of people each year, the Horizons Gallery will transform how cutting-edge science is displayed in the museum, mixing permanent displays of iconic objects with a programme of regularly changing exhibits exploring how science is responding to urgent issues.
Building on the Science Museum's world renowned reputation for making science, technology and medicine interesting and engaging for all, the Horizons gallery will take mankind's journey of innovation into the future. Against the context of some of the most pressing challenges and concerns faced by the global community, it aims to inspire future generations to solve issues in fun, exciting and innovative ways. By instilling a sense of wonder, visitors will be encouraged to find ways to make the world a better place.
The Bennett Institute for Innovation and Policy Acceleration is based in the world-renowned Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex Business School and has been established to address and develop urgently needed policies and solutions to tackle some of society’s greatest challenges. The first of these will be climate change, with a focus on the following three priorities:
Addressing changes in behaviour and practice in relation to climate change, both locally and globally;
Focusing on net-zero industry policies in production and manufacturing processes; and
Accelerating policies that promote energy and climate justice.
Drawing on expertise from across the University of Sussex Business School, the Bennett Institute for Innovation and Policy Acceleration will bring together academic research, insights from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and policymakers. While its primary focus will be on climate change, it will also, in time, tackle other issues, including health, security, immigration, and trade. Initially the Bennett Institute for Innovation and Policy Acceleration will have three professorships: an institute director and named chair (a professor); a professor of sustainable finance, and a professor of innovation and energy policy.
Leveraging on the University of Sussex's world leading expertise and the global impact of its research in climate change and sustainability, climate finance, and innovation, the potential impact of the work of the Bennett Institute of Innovation and Policy Acceleration has far-ranging reach in the United Kingdom and beyond.