The Foundation organises events on key topics in science, research, technology or innovation, bringing together parliamentarians, civil servants, industrialists, researchers, learned societies, charities and others. Those events focus in particular on areas where there are policy decisions needed, which in turn need to be informed by this wide range of inputs and viewpoints. Summary reports are prepared for all events, and these - along with presentation slides, videos of speakers and audio files - are available online after events.
Sir Paul Nurse lectured on the theme of "making science work". David Eyton from BP, Dr Andy Richards, a serial investor in biotech companies and Professor Rick Rylance, Chairman of the Committee of Chief Executives of the Research Councils responded.Read More
Achieving food security in the face of climate change – the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Commission Report held on 23rd May, 2012Read More
Reducing the risk of a systemic failure of the banking system was debated on 25th April, 2012. Professor John Kay, author and columnist for the FT, Andy Haldane, Executive Director, Financial Stability at the Bank of England and Sir Martin Jacomb, former Deputy Director of Barclays Bank opened the debate. The Lord May of Oxford joined the panel.Read More
A lecture by Sir Greg Winter on his research into monoclonal antibodies for treating human diseases and translation of this knowledge into the development of new treatments and the companies to market this new technology has just been published on the web site.Read More
On 1st February, 2012 the Foundation debated the BIS Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth published last December. The opening speakers were Sir Adrian Smith, DG Knowledge and Innovation at BIS, Sir Tim Wilson, Professor Andy Hopper and Professor Ric ParkerRead More
A round table discussion was held on the theme of "Knowledge into action; development in the Arctic Region" at The Royal Society on 14th December, 2011Read More
Foundation held a debate: