Research, Development, Science and Innovation Conference

    Venue: Institution of Structural Engineers, London
    Cost: £325.00+VAT

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Starts 17 May 09:00

Ends 17 May 13:00

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The Government has committed to increasing the proportion of GDP spent on R&D

Event Summary

The Government has committed to increasing the proportion of GDP spent on research and development (R&D) to make the UK a “science and tech superpower”.

It has embedded science and technology at the heart of Government with the newly established Department for Science, Innovation and Technology and cross-governmental National Science and Technology Committee (NSTC).

These are welcome developments but there is work to do to achieve ambitions for science and technology to deliver economic growth, improve public services and gain a strategic international advantage.

Westminster Insight’s Research, Development, Science 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. This includes increasing levels of public and private investment, reducing bureaucracy and building a resilient workforce. Learn how to encourage greater innovation, increase international collaboration and ensure the impact of research benefits a greater range of people and places.

With numerous reviews feeding into the sector, hear from 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.

Choose to attend in-person or online.

Key Points

  • Government priorities to deliver their vision for an outstanding research and innovation system
  • Recommendations from recent reviews into the R&D sector
  • Boosting investment in research and reducing bureaucracy
  • Building a world-leading workforce by increasing the attractiveness, inclusivity, security and sustainability of careers
  • Overcoming barriers hindering companies from meeting their R&D objectives and supporting greater innovation in UK businesses
  • Maximising international research collaboration
  • Strengthening university-business collaboration and overcoming barriers to commercialisation of research
  • Securing more economic and social benefits that come from research