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Scientific Synergy: Unlocking the UK’s potential to become a scientific industrial powerhouse

New technologies are transforming the way we live our lives. But despite hosting some of the world’s leading science and tech companies, the UK has struggled to fully realise the economic benefits from new industries. This panel will discuss how the UK can mobilise Government, academia and industry around a shared strategy to become a scientific industrial powerhouse.


  • Andrew Griffith MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Member of Parliament for Arundel and South Downs
  • Professor Richard Jones, Professor of Physics and Professor of Material Physics and Innovation Policy at the University of Manchester
  • Katherine Bennett, Chief Executive, High Value Manufacturing Catapult
  • Professor Geraint Rees, UCL Vice-Provost
  • Lord Willetts, Member of the House of Lords
  • Adam Hawksbee, Deputy Director, Onward (Chair)



October 3, 2023


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This event is kindly supported by UCL.