15.00, Monday 27 September 2021
Hotel Du Vin, Lombard Room
2 Ship Street Brighton
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.
- Anjana Ahuja, Science Journalist at the FT (Chair)
- Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Digital
- Professor Azra Ghani MBE FMedSci
- Dr Rupert Lewis, Chief Science Policy Officer at the Royal Society
- Professor Susan Gourvenec BEng FIEAust FICE
- Professor Dominic Abrams FBA FAcSS FBPsS
The event is a fringe meeting of the Labour Party Conference. For more information on the Conference or to sign up, click here.