Business leaders, entrepreneurs, world-leading researchers, parliamentarians and policymakers gathered at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster on 2 July 2015 for an exciting and interactive showcase event, which demonstrated the Research Councils’ ambition to ensure the UK remains the best place in the world to do research, innovate and grow business.
The RCUK event highlighted some of the ground-breaking and innovative research funded by the seven Research Councils through interactive exhibits, with the researchers involved talking about their work with attendees.
Presentations from speakers
Professor Jackie Hunter
Chief Executive, BBSRC
Dr Ruth McKernan CBE
Chief Executive, Innovate UK
Dr Mene Pangalos,
Executive Vice President Innovative Medicines & Early Development Biotech Unit, AstraZeneca
Professor Ric Parker CBE, FREng
Director of Research & Technology, Rolls Royce
Director of Technology & Innovation, Innovate UK
Professor Tim Leighton
Chair, Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance & Infection Prevention (NAMRIP), University of Southampton
Chief Executive, UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Professor Andrew Morris FRSE FMedSci.
Director, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics
Dr Ewan Birney
Associate Director, European Bioinformatics Institute
Chief Technology Officer, Synthace
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