16.00, Tuesday 05 October 2021
The Edwardian Manchester,
Private Suites 15 + 16,
This event is jointly hosted by the UK National Academies: the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society.
The UK government has committed to secure our status as a "Science and Tech Superpower by 2030". The past year has demonstrated the UK's potential to realise this, but now UK research and innovation faces its kryptonite: uncertainty. What will the next few years of R&I investment look like? How will the UK take a lead internationally? How can we be ready for the next global crisis?
Join us and a panel of leading researchers and innovators to discuss how the UK should approach the future, build resilience to future crises, and lock-in our superpower status.
- Tom Whipple, Science Editor at the Times and Sunday Times (Chair)
- Amanda Solloway MP, Science Minister (invited)
- Professor Jennifer Logue, Deputy Clinical Director of the NIHR North West Coast Clinical Research Network
- Professor Susan Gourvenec BEng FIEAust FICE
- Professor Dominic Abrams FBA FAcSS FBPsS
- Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell FRS
The event is a fringe meeting of the Conservative Party Conference. For more information on the Conference or to sign up, click here.