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

  • November 19, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Conference, Discussion
  • Online
Conference Schedule (0.7MB)

The third day of the Foundation Future Leaders conference 2020 was entitled "Science, Technology & Research in Universities", and saw university leaders exporing the challnges and research and innovation in the UK universitiy sector.

The conference was 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. It drew an audience of over 500 from across these sectors.

Taking place from 10.00-12.00 am each morning, these sessions addressed 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 featured other senior leaders, plus mid-career professionals from the Foundation Future Leaders scheme.

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