Ian Taylor was an MP 1987-2010. He was Minister of Science & Technology 1994-7. He chaired the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee and the Space Committee.
In 2008, Ian gained the Sir Arthur C. Clarke Award for Individual Achievement in Promoting Space and Science. He sat on the ippr Commission on National Security 2006-09.
Ian now chairs the Advisory Board of the Rainbow Seed Fund which invests equity funds to kick-start ventures emerging from the publicly funded science research base. He is chairman of Living PlanIT SA which has developed a software platform for big data analysis & distribution in smart cities.
Ian heads the National Space Academy steering group. He is a member of the Science & Technology Facilities Council and is also a Trustee of Lunar Mission One. He advises Inmarsat plc on a UK Government supported satellite project to tackle social & humanitarian challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.
Ian chairs the charity League of Remembrance, now in its 100th year. He also heads the Development Committee of the British Society for Research on Ageing.
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