The following list sets out upcoming events of the Foundation for Science and Technology.
In July, the Government published the R&D Roadmap, setting out ambitious plans for investing in research and securing the benefits for the economy. A key element of this is the promise of an R&D Place Strategy, designed to unlock local growth and societal benefit across the UK. This webinar will discuss the role that R&D can contribute to the “levelling up” agenda, the inequalities in R&D funding across the different nations and regions of the UK, and how the focus on place fits within the overall R&D Roadmap.Read More and Register
Employees now need to constantly review, adapt and retrain to ensure successful careers. The imperative may become even more apparent as we emerge from the coronavirus lockdown, with some businesses and sectors being fundamentally changed. This event, hosted jointly by the Foundation for Science and Technology and Resilience First, will explore the concept of ‘skills resilience’ which employees will need in order to adopt over the course of their careers to changing working requirements. What should higher and further education being doing to help students gain ‘skills resilience’ before entering the workforce, and what can businesses and government do to support employees once they are in work?Read More and Register
UK Research and Innovation is 2½ years’ old, and Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser took over as Chief Executive at the end of June 2020. In this webinar, we will explore priorities for UKRI going forward in a post-Brexit UK, and how those challenges are shaped by the challenges of coronavirus.Read More and Register
The first year of the Foundation Future Leaders Programme is coming to an end, and the Future leaders are arranging an online conference across 3 days, targeted at mid-career professionals from industry, the civil service, parliamentary officials and researchers from universities. Keynote speakers include Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell.Read More
UK Universities have had to move very quickly to introduce more online teaching due to the Covid-19 pandemic. How is this changing higher education pedagogy, and what are the implications for higher education teaching post-covid? In this webinar we will explore these issues from the point of view of universities, students and the government.Read More and Register