Science & Innovation 2011Activity by Adam Wiltshire | added on Feb 23, 2011 | United Kingdom
Sponsor(s): BAE Systems
Science & Innovation 2011 is the essential event for professionals and practitioners involved with maintaining the UK’s position at the forefront of technological research and development. Attendance at this established conference will help you understand how the government plans to encourage the uptake of STEM subjects.
GovNet Events welcomes you to Science & Innovation 2011. For the past seven years, this annual conference has brought together over 350 delegates from technology-focussed industries, Higher Education and the wider public sector to discuss the key issues facing the research and development community.
World class competitiveness in science and innovation is vital for success in tomorrow’s high-tech, low-carbon economy. This conference will set out the major challenges and opportunities ahead, priority areas for government support and strategies for raising and retaining essential skills.
The United Kingdom remains a leader in research and development, with world-class universities, pioneering institutions, and brilliant minds. To maintain this position in a highly competitive, yet financially constrained global market, stakeholders will need to collaborate at every stage of the process – from promoting skills development and encouraging innovation, to improving communication between government, Higher Education, research institutions, and industry.
Science & Innovation 2011, taking place Tuesday 21st June at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, is an excellent opportunity to understand recent policy developments that are likely to have a major impact on the sector.
These will include:
• The government response to Lord Browne’s review of Higher Education funding
• The New National Higher Education STEM Programme
• Technology Blueprint spelling out how government will support high-tech innovation, including reviewing the IP system
• Priorities for defence and healthcare research as major investors in science
• £200m government investment in Technology and Innovation Centres
• Strategies for building a low-carbon economy
• Early proposals for EU Framework Programme 8