The future for UK science and innovation funding and policy


    Date: February 2, 2017

    Time: 08:30

    Location: Central London, UK


    Topics for discussion at this Westminster Higher Education Forum event include UK science funding and collaborations and the Government’s commitments – in the Autumn Statement – to increase research spending by £2bn a year by 2020, a new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund focused on ‘priority technologies’ such as robotics and biotechnology and a review of R&D tax incentives. Other topics include the potential further reform of IP laws, improving access to finance for disruptive start-ups and ‘challenger businesses’, as well as how the UK can retain and continue to attract R&D-intensive businesses to operate here.

    Keith Thompson, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Chief Executive Officer, will be attending the event.