23 May 2017
SCI's Membership Affairs Committee
SCI, London, UK
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As former Minister for Science and Universities, Lord David Willetts is well-placed to consider the recently announced UK Industrial Strategy and its implications for science and business. On Tuesday 23 May 2017, at SCI’s Public Evening Lecture, he will compare the different approaches, focusing on industrial sectors, clusters, regions, and technologies that will form the framework. He will also highlight new technologies where Britain has a comparative advantage and where there is a global business opportunity the Eight Great Technologies.
The Eight Great Technologies, which Lord Willetts increased funding for when in office to promote future UK growth, are: big data, satellites, robots, modern genetics, regenerative medicine, agricultural technologies, advanced materials, and energy storage.
14/15 Belgrave Square
Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
About the Speaker
The Rt Hon the Lord David Willetts is the former Minister for Universities and Science (2010-2014) and current Chair of the British Science Association (BSA) with a mandate to promote science as a fundamental part of the UK’s culture and society. On his appointment to Chair of the BSA, he was described by his predecessor as having been ‘proactive on everything from open access, science engagement, space, and science diplomacy. He’s a perfect example of how you can be passionate about science without a formal training, having become a regular at science festivals and conferences.’
This event will be recorded and posted on the SCI website. Please note: some members of the audience may be in view during the question and answer session at the end of the lecture