- Holly Yates, Deputy Director for R&D Strategy and Investment, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive, The British Science Association
- Dr Jeremy Silver, Chair, The Catapult Network and CEO, Digital Catapult
- Peter Mason, Head of International Engagement (Europe, Research & Innovation), Universities UK International
- Paul Mason, Director of Innovation Policy, Innovate UK
- Rory Duncan, Director of Talent, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
- Dr Catriona Firth, Associate Director for Research Environment, Research England
- Kelly Vere, Higher Education Engagement Manager and Technician Commitment Lead, Science Council
- Joanna Burton, Policy Manager, The Russell Group
- Dr Joe Marshall, Chief Executive, National Centre for Universities & Business (NCUB)
- Dr Lutz-Peter Berg, Head of Science & Innovation (UK, Ireland, Nordic Countries), Embassy of Switzerland in the UK
- Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO, UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA)
- Ijad Madisch, Co-Founder and CEO, Researchgate
The pandemic has demonstrated the vital importance of science and innovation
with British researchers at the forefront of global vaccine research and critical to the UK’s economic and social recovery.
The Government has responded with a UK Research & Development Roadmap
, backed by an increase of investment
for research and development (R&D) of £22 billion by 2024 to 2025,
committing to make the UK a science superpower.
Westminster Insight’s British Science, Research 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. Including increasing levels of public and private investment, reducing bureaucracy,
building a resilient workforce,
encouraging greater innovation,
increasing international collaboration and ensuring the impact of research
benefits a greater range of people and places.
Attend to hear from experts and leading stakeholders from across 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.