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Labour Party Conference: Becoming a “science superpower”: will the UK be fit to tackle the next global crisis?

Party conference

Location

Lombard Room, Hotel du Vin Brighton

Overview

Houses of Parliament

This event is jointly hosted by the UK National Academies: the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medical Sciences.

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 research and innovation "superstars" to discuss how the UK should approach the future, build resilience to future crises, and lock-in our superpower status.

Panel

  • Anjana Ahuja, Science Journalist at the FT (Chair)
  • Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Digital
  • Dr Rupert Lewis, Chief Science Policy Officer at the Royal Society
  • Professor Susan Gourvenec BEng FIEAust FICE
  • Professor Dominic Abrams FBA FAcSS FBPsS
  • Professor Azra Ghani MBE FMedSci

The event is a fringe meeting of the Labour Party Conference. For more information on the Conference or to sign up, click here.

Labour Party Conference: Becoming a “science superpower”: will the UK be fit to tackle the next global crisis?

The Royal Society's event at the Labour Party Annual Conference.

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