Join university leaders, research champions and industry and government representatives for a half-day webinar on 12 May 2021 for this year’s UK Academic Salon.
What role will UK R&D play in the road to recovery?
How can we ensure we build a world-class infrastructure for research and innovation to thrive in a global Britain?
We will ask how universities, government and industry can work together towards the ambitious 2.4% targeted spend on R&D and position the UK as a global science superpower. We will explore new avenues for fostering effective collaboration between academia, policymakers and industry and take a forward look at the UK’s international positioning and global influence in attracting and retaining talent. As higher education recovers from the ramifications posed by the pandemic, we will explore the implications for universities and local businesses in the levelling-up agenda and discuss how UK innovation can solve some of our greatest societal challenges.
One thing in the UK is certain, the role of universities and industry will be crucial for a knowledge-based society to fuel economic growth, build back better and reach new frontiers of technological innovation.
Associate director of impact and innovation of the Cabot Institute
University of Bristol
Director of knowledge exchange policy at Research England