16.20, Friday 17 September 2021
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)
- Sarah Olney MP, Spokesperson for BEIS and Transport
- Professor Sir Rory Collins FMedSci FRS
- Professor Alison Noble FRS FREng FIET
- Professor Dominic Abrams FBA FAcSS FBPsS
The event is a fringe meeting of the Liberal Democrat Party Conference and only accessible to registered attendees. For more information on the Conference or to sign up, click here.