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Science Superpower: the UK’s Global Science Strategy beyond Horizon Europe

On Wednesday 11th January, the Science Minister, George Freeman MP, will be giving a major speech setting out the UK’s Global Science Strategy beyond Horizon Europe.

The day after this landmark speech, we will be joined by a panel of experts to react to the Minister’s remarks and set out their views on the future of the UK’s international science strategy. The panel will consider:

  • What are the major opportunities and threats when it comes to our ambitions to be a Science Superpower? 
  • What are the practical considerations to setting up Horizon Plan B and the challenges and opportunities this new relationship may provide?
  • Where does the UK sit in the global race to science and tech dominance and who should we see as foes to protect against or friends to collaborate with?

  The panel will include:

  • Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Chair of Medicine, University of Oxford
  • Tabitha Goldstaub, Chair of UK AI Council and Co-Founder of CogX
  • Lord Willetts, Former Minister for Universities and Science 
  • James Phillips, Former No.10 Science Adviser
  • Professor Richard Jones, Vice-President for Regional Innovation & Civic Engineering, University of Manchester
  • Priya Guha MBE, Venture Partner, Merian Ventures & NED UKRI

This online webinar, via Zoom, will be taking place at 4pm on Thursday 12th January. 




January 12, 2023