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This seminar will examine the future priorities for UK science and innovation:
The agenda includes keynote addresses from Dr Ruth McKernan, Chief Executive, Innovate UK, and Alice Frost, Head of Knowledge Exchange Policy, HEFCE.
Delegates will examine Innovate UK’s priorities and the impact of the new arrangement bringing it under one overarching body – UKRI – with the Research Councils.
They will also assess the future of the UK’s position as a world leader in science and innovation, including:
Further sessions discuss next steps for improving the commercialisation of UK research, looking at:
The draft agenda is copied below my signature, and a regularly updated version is available to download here. The seminar is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the Westminster Higher Education Forum. Follow us @WHEFEvents for live updates.
We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Alice Frost, Head of Knowledge Exchange Policy, HEFCE and Dr Ruth McKernan, Chief Executive, Innovate UK.
Further confirmed speakers include: Alan Carlton, Managing Director and Vice-President, Europe, InterDigital; Dr David Docherty, Chief Executive, National Centre for Universities and Business; Morag Macdonald, Partner and Joint Head, International Intellectual Property Group, Bird & Bird; Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE); Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, Science Council; Dr Tony Raven, Chief Executive, Cambridge Enterprise, University of Cambridge and Irene Lopez de Vallejo, Director, Research and Development, Digital Catapult.
Liz Saville Roberts MP, Shadow Plaid Cymru Spokesperson, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Catherine West MP, Member, House of Commons International Trade Committeehave kindly agreed to chair this seminar.
Additional senior participants are being approached.