The Future of British Science, Research and Innovation Forum

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The Future of British Science, Research and Innovation Forum will cover topics like Exploring the political landscape, challenges and future possibilities for British science, research and innovation, Attracting global talent and developing STEM workers to address the UK's skills shortage, Achieving the 2.4% 2027 and 3% beyond target to improve outcomes for wider society and Reviewing the importance of blue skies research and entrepreneurship in driving technological and scientific innovation, etc.


  • Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Director and Chief Executive, The Alan Turing Institute
  • Dr Mike Galsworthy, Founder, Scientists for EU
  • Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor, BEIS


8:40 AM - 1:20 PM General Hours

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IT & Technology


12 Mar 2020 Interested
03 Dec 2019

Frequency Annual

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Dr Mike Galsworthy

Dr Mike Galsworthy

Founder, Scientists for EU
Professor John Loughhead

Professor John Loughhead

Chief Scientific Advisor, BEIS
Sir Adrian Smith

Sir Adrian Smith

Director and Chief Executive, The Alan Turing Institute
Dr Sue Guthrie

Dr Sue Guthrie

Research Leader, RAND
Dr Robert Parker

Dr Robert Parker

Chief Executive, Royal Society of Chemistry

Schedule & Agenda

Thu, 12 Mar 08:40 AM - 09:10 AMRegistration, Tea and Coffee Registration
Thu, 12 Mar 09:10 AM - 09:20 AMChair's Opening Remarks
Thu, 12 Mar 09:20 AM - 09:50 AMExploring the political address and future possibilities for British Science Keynote
Delivering on the government's industrial strategy by assessing the barriers to public and private investment in R&D to meet the 2.4% 2021 targetExploring the opportunities and risks presented by Brexit for the future of science, research and innovationCreating beneficial global partnerships to enable retention of international expertise and infrastructureBuilding a future beyond Europe to improve collaboration with developing nations and take advantage of emerging opportunitiesMinimising disruption to British researchers by retaining affiliation with Horizon Europe
Thu, 12 Mar 09:50 AM - 10:30 AMPanel Discussion: Acquiring global talent to retain Britain's place as a global leader for research and education
Remaining an attractive destination for British science to prevent a loss of talent and skillsDiscussing the role of work visas and tax credits to incentivise innovation, study and entrepreneurship in the UKBuilding a workforce capable of engaging in emerging STEM-based industries to address the UK's skill shortage
Thu, 12 Mar 10:30 AM - 11:10 AMAssessing regulatory alignment opportunities post-Brexit to meet the global and national challenges of the future
Establishing and acknowledging regulation governance to protect access to biocidal products, active substances and data banksRetaining close alignment with international regulators to ensure scientists can continue to tackle global challenges collaborativelyAssessing opportunities to implement national regulatory frameworks which empowers innovation and upholds public safety
Thu, 12 Mar 11:40 AM - 12:10 PMSecuring future funding and investment in R&D to improve productivity, competitiveness and outcomes for wider society Keynote
Achieving British prosperity through R&D by increasing public and private sector funding in science and innovationExploring the potential Discovery Fund to assess the UK's future ambition for international, innovative and curiosity-driven blue skies researchDiscussing the importance of Horizon Europe and other EU funding projects to effectively support British researchersRecognising potential for international funding streams through bi-lateral agreements to provide opportunities for scientists
Thu, 12 Mar 12:10 PM - 12:40 PMReviewing the importance of curiosity-driven research in driving UK innovation Session
Exploring the role of both blue skies research and challenge-led research in generating scientific and technological evolutionMaximising benefits for the economy and society by empowering researchers to engage in intellectual curiosityInvestment in blue skies research to remain at the forefront of new discoveries
Thu, 12 Mar 12:40 PM - 01:10 PMSupporting businesses and researchers to produce positive outcomes for the economy and wider society
Mapping trends in challenge-led research, government funding and industry priorities to remain competitive in emerging markets and tackle the grand challenge of the futureCreating the best possible environment to enable research and innovation to flourishBuilding partnership with innovators to ensure researchers are aware of demands for particular innovations and technologiesAchieving commercial success by negotiating licensing deals, creating spinout companies and collaborating with commercial organisations
Thu, 12 Mar 01:10 PM - 01:20 PMChair's Closing Remarks Closing Ceremony

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