To what extent should UK funding for science and innovation be focussed?

  • February 4, 2009
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A lecture by Lord Drayson of Kensington, Minister of State for Science and Innovation at the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills. Responses by:

The Lord Drayson
Minister for Science and Innovation, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
The Lord Rees of Ludlow OM Kt FRS HonFREng
President, The Royal Society
Sir Peter Gershon CBE FREng
speaking on behalf of The Royal Academy of Engineering
Dr Peter Ringrose
Chairman of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and Member of the Technology Strategy Board
Trudy Norris-Grey
Chair, Innovation and Science Committee of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

BSI, EPSRC, QinetiQ and the Technology Strategy Board

This discussion appeared in the FST journal below.

Reports on Lord Drayson's challenge to the science community, innovation in the Scottish economy, food security, the Wakeham Review of physics research funding and obituaries for Sir Hugh Laddie and Sir Dick Morris appear in this issue.

Volume 19, Issue 10

Adobe PDF document icon image Download transcript of Lord Drayson's Lecture (55KB) For the answers to questions put to Lord Drayson on this speech by readers of the Today programme site see Qs & As