AIRTO were delighted to host a joint webinar with UKSPA on 23rd July entitled ‘The Future of the R&D Landscape’.
Following the recent publication of the Government’s Research and Development (R&D) roadmap which sets out the Government’s vision for cultivating a more science and technology-focused economy, this joint webinar from AIRTO and UKSPA provided a timely opportunity to open up dialogue on a number of crucial issues facing the sector.
The Government is planning a substantial expansion to R&D investment – rising to £22 billion a year by 2024/5 and it is imperative that the promising proposals are delivered if we want to see the sustained future economic growth of science, research and innovation. Crucial to this process is collaboration with partners to draw together ideas on how we can respond most effectively to the opportunities that have been put forward in the publication.
The webinar was co-chaired by Steve Yianni, Vice-President of AIRTO, and Dr Glenn Crocker MBE, Chairman, UKSPA.
We were joined by four fantastic speakers from within the R&D ecosystem:
Felicity Burch, Director of Innovation and Digital, CBI
Dr Marie-Laure Hicks: Policy Advisor, Research & Innovation, Royal Academy of Engineering.
Dr Bryony Butland: Programme Director UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap, UKRI
Dr Uday Phadke, Board Director, R&D Society
We were very pleased to have such a well-attended and interactive session.
To hear the recording and see the presentations please follow this link: