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

Party conference

Location

Room 17, The Edwardian Hotel Manchester

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

  • Tom Whipple, Science Editor at the Times and Sunday Times (Chair)
  • George Freeman MP, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation (invited)
  • Dame Nancy Rothwell DBE DL FRS FMedSci FRSB FBPhS MAE 
  • Professor Susan Gourvenec BEng FIEAust FICE
  • Professor Dominic Abrams FBA FAcSS FBPsS
  • Professor Jennifer Logue

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

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

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

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