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Presentations available from Research, Innovate, Grow 2015


Jo Johnson MP speaking at the RIG eventBusiness 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

Research and innovation driving growth and enterprise 

Display on animal and plant healthProfessor Jackie Hunter

Chief Executive, BBSRC


Thinking about the future 

Dr Ruth McKernan CBE

Chief Executive, Innovate UK


Creating the environment where UK life sciences thrive 

Dr Mene Pangalos,

Executive Vice President Innovative Medicines & Early Development Biotech Unit, AstraZeneca


Global strength through UK partnership 

Professor Ric Parker CBE, FREng

Director of Research & Technology, Rolls Royce


Place and partnership 

Kevin Baughan

Director of Technology & Innovation, Innovate UK


Building a cluster of excellence for combatting superbugs 

Professor Tim Leighton

Chair, Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance & Infection Prevention (NAMRIP), University of Southampton


High Value Manufacturing Catapult: from innovation to commercialisation

Dick Elsy

Chief Executive, UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult


FARR Institute

Professor Andrew Morris FRSE FMedSci.

Director, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics


Big data platform

Dr Ewan Birney

Associate Director, European Bioinformatics Institute


Synthetic biology as a platform for science and economic growth

Sean Ward

Chief Technology Officer, Synthace

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