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UK R&D: Building a strategic and sustainable vision for the future

On April 29th at the Congress Centre in central London the Research & Development Society is holding an event to look at national R&D strategy, the “infrastructure” required to support a world-class innovation ecosystem for the UK and the expectations for how this will accelerate exploitation and economic growth.  
The aim is to focus on some of the larger infrastructure activities that have been taking place such as the Catapult Centres as well as other centres such as Materials Innovation Factory at Liverpool University, the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre.  However the overall purpose of the event is broader in understanding UK R&D priorities around knowledge transfer, skills supply and competitiveness, so we anticipate a wider discussion around effective and sustainable innovation.
At the event will be a distinguished panel including:
Will Hutton - political economist, writer and journalist; chair of the Big Innovation Centre; Principal of Hertford College, Oxford
Dr Hermann Hauser, KBE, CBE  FRS FREng FInstP – Director, Amadeus Capital Partners
Uday Phadke - CEO, Cartezia and Accelerator India
Matt Reed - Senior Open Innovation Director, Unilever
Professor Keith Ridgway, FREng CBE - Executive Dean, University of Sheffield AMRC.
The registration fee is £50 but there is special offer “Early Bird” rate of £10 for the first 50 attendees who register before April 14th - register here.
This event is organised by the Research and Development Society with the Knowledge Transfer Network.
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