Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive of UKRI, would like to invite you to join us to hear about UKRI’s first five-year strategy and how it will catalyse an outstanding research and innovation system in the UK that gives everyone the opportunity to contribute and to benefit, enriching lives locally, nationally and globally.
Research and innovation are central to tackling the biggest challenges we face: post-pandemic recovery, achieving Net Zero and building a vibrant knowledge economy that benefits the whole of the UK. The multi-year financial commitment to R&D at the Spending Review sends a strong signal of confidence in its importance and provides an opportunity for us to work together to turn these challenges into opportunities and shape a dynamic, diverse and inclusive system for the future.
UKRI is the UK’s largest public funder of research and innovation, investing more than £8 billion each year. We bring together expertise across all disciplines and sectors to advance our understanding of society and the world around us, and to capture and deliver value from knowledge and ideas.
This event builds on discussions with stakeholders that have taken place throughout the development of our Strategy and marks the start of a programme of activity that will see UKRI engaging with communities across the UK to explore how we can work together to deliver on the transformative opportunities for our society from research and innovation. Sign-up via Eventbrite:
UKRI’s vision is for an outstanding research and innovation system that gives everyone the opportunity to contribute and to benefit, enriching lives locally, nationally and internationally. Achieving this vision requires a significant shift in how we, as the research and innovation community, think about engagement, and indeed how we think about research and innovation. We need to move from research and innovation and society to research and innovation in society.
Join us at this panel event to hear UKRI CEO Ottoline Leyser, Ben Ward, CEO of Winchester Science centre and Dr Kathryn Townsend-Woods, LifeLab Programme Manager, discuss the importance of thinking in new ways about the relationship between research and society.
In the panel discussion Professor Dame Ottoline and guests will discuss how members of society can successfully engage in the research process. The panel discussion will be chaired by Professor John Holloway (Associate Vice-President, Interdisciplinary Research, University of Southampton). Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panellists questions on public engagement and societal participation in research. Sign up via Eventbrite: