Investment in science and engineering is crucial for economic growth. Innovation is key to developing successful knowledge-based industries, products and services. Whilst maintaining level cash funding is good news in the context of the wider public spending cuts, public investment in science is still about half that of Germany, France and the USA. Many other nations are investing heavily whilst the UK treads water. How do we get more bang from our buck and remain competitive in the global marketplace?
At SciTech: Innovation UK we will be discussing how a dynamic UK science and technology base can lead the world in meeting the global and societal challenges that we face. How can Britain develop new technologies, nurture creativity and encourage world-beating products? The conference will outline how UK science and research can strive for excellence and be at the frontier of research and economic growth.