- Holly Yates, Deputy Director for R&D Strategy and Investment, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive, The British Science Association
- Cyril Robin-Champigneul, First Counsellor – Research and Innovation, EU Delegation to the United Kingdom
- Paul Mason, Director of Innovation Policy, Innovate UK
- Rory Duncan, Director of Talent, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
- Steven Hill, Director of Research, Research England
- Kelly Vere, Higher Education Engagement Manager and Technician Commitment Lead, Science Council
- Joanna Burton, Policy Manager, The Russell Group
- Dr Joe Marshall, Chief Executive, National Centre for Universities & Business (NCUB)
- Dr Lutz-Peter Berg, Head of Science & Innovation (UK, Ireland, Nordic Countries), Embassy of Switzerland in the UK
- Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO, UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA)
- Ijad Madisch, Co-Founder and CEO, Researchgate
- Sarah Main, Executive Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering
The pandemic has demonstrated the vital importance of science and innovation
with British researchers at the forefront of global vaccine research and critical to the UK’s economic and social recovery.
The Government has responded with a UK Research & Development Roadmap
, backed by an increase of investment
for research and development (R&D) of £22 billion by 2024 to 2025,
committing to make the UK a science superpower.
Westminster Insight’s British Science, Research and Innovation Conference
will explore how key challenges facing the R&D sector can be overcome to cement the UK’s reputation as a world-leading research industry. Including increasing levels of public and private investment, reducing bureaucracy,
building a resilient workforce,
encouraging greater innovation,
increasing international collaboration and ensuring the impact of research
benefits a greater range of people and places.
Attend to hear from experts and leading stakeholders from across Government, academia, research communities and industry
about how we can revitalise our whole system of science, research and innovation to release its potential to tackle the biggest challenges our society faces.
The event will be delivered live via an interactive digital platform. Network with your colleagues
from the scientific and research community and take part in discussion sessions. Content will be available to replay on demand for 14 days after the event.