Science, Technology & Research in Universities – Foundation Future Leaders Conference Day 3

  • November 19, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Science, Technology & Research in Universities – Foundation Future Leaders Conference Day 3
Conference Schedule (0.7MB)

Join leaders in Science, Technology and Research in Universities for the third and final day of the Foundation Future Leaders Conference, and hear them set out how they see their disciplines developing. 

The conference is open to all, but designed for mid-career professionals – the future leaders – in the civil service and wider public sector; in universities and research organisations; and in industry, particular high-tech industry with significant science, technology or engineering. Come and debate the direction of travel with fellow future leaders.

Taking place from 10.00-12.00 am each morning, these sessions will address vital questions such as: How does Government use science? How does society encourage innovation in industry? What role does a university have in tomorrow’s world?

In addition to the keynote speakers, the panel sessions will feature mid-career professionals who will bring their insights to the discussion. We invite you to add your own contributions to the debate.

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell
President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Manchester
Professor David Mba
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise), De Montfort University
Dr Helen Dodd
Professor of Child Psychology, University of Reading and Foundation Future Leader
Dr Benjamin Lichman
Lecturer in Plant Biology, University of York, and Foundation Future Leader
Professor Tim Bedford
Associate Principal (Research and Knowledge Exchange), University of Strathclyde

Schedule / Science, Technology & Research in Universities 

Chair: Dr Rebekah Widdowfield, Chief Executive, The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Keynote Presentation 10:00 – 10:30: Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester

Panel discussion / Q&A 10:30 – 11:30

Breakout discussions 11:30 – 12:00