Welcome to the June issue.

This month, our features are themed on Technology Innovation covering Materials 4.0, exoskeleton technology, metamaterials, advanced materials in sport, humidity actuators and additive manufacturing in the steel industry. Also, our authors consider the nature and source of future R&D funding, and how it can boost the post-pandemic recovery. They debate the dichotomy between, or some would say complementary role of, public and private funding, and note the importance of high-tech start-ups and university spin-outs in boosting R&D investment.

Marking Pride Month, we also have articles on intersectionality in the workplace and transgender representation in STEM.