The government has committed to turning the UK into a 'science superpower' and has outlined its strategy to do so in the new UK Research & Development Roadmap. This CPD accredited conference programme will explore the new Roadmap - a long-term plan to make Britain a global centre for world-class research and dynamic innovation, supported by initiatives such as the R&D Place Strategy, Global Talent Visa and Office for Talent.
Delegates will take away the following benefits from attending:
8 CPD Points.
Learn more about the government's new R&D Roadmap setting-out routes to increase long-term flexible investment in research, nurture representative R&D environments, attract and retain top researchers, scientists, innovators and technicians to the UK; as well as increasing the attractiveness and sustainability of careers throughout R&D.
Explore and identify Moonshots; the Roadmap details the significance of pursuing ambitious projects that galvanise academia, the public, government and industry in the interest of addressing important societal issues. The Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology has provided central principals guiding the development of moonshots - the conference will be an opportunity to explore these principals and develop cross-sector networks around ground-breaking R&D that excites and inspires.
Discuss how, through the Roadmap, R&D intensity and funding can expand beyond the 'Golden Triangle' of London, the South-East and East England to level-up regions of the UK with domestic leaders and European institutes; as well as exploring how the UK R&D Place Strategy can make the fullest contribution to unlocking local growth and societal benefit from R&D across the UK.
Review to what extent (if any) the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic will disrupt the government's target of investing 2.4% of GDP in research and innovation; and explore the role of universities/R&D in driving economic and social recovery post-covid.
Hear from members of the REF policy team and institutional leaders on responding to adapted details of the framework.
Get up to date information on the UK's access to European Union research funding and/or new domestic equivalents to EU framework programmes for funding and innovation beyond the Brexit transition period.
Explore platforms used to track research and identify pathways to impact, creating data that can be used for REF/KEF reporting with impact narratives evidenced by data on collaborations, publications, policy engagements, and knowledge exchange. See case studies of systematic, evidence-based approaches to disseminating research; particularly to reach audiences beyond academia ad bridge the gap between what researchers are expected to achieve in terms of broader impact and the skills/tools required to achieve