NCUB's R&D Taskforce Launch webinar

NCUB's R&D Taskforce Launch webinar

NCUB Launch Webinar Graphic 1920x1080px Oct 20 web sizePlease register to attend NCUB’s R&D Taskforce Report launch event where you will hear from a panel of Taskforce members directly and find out more about the extent of our work and final recommendations within the report.

Overview:

The National Centre for Universities and Business was recently asked by UK Research and Innovation (‘UKRI’) to launch the Research and Development (R&D) Taskforce to advise on the future of UK R&D.

The R&D Taskforce has brought together senior leaders from across industry and academia, and together, they have considered how partnerships between universities and businesses can be strengthened and maximised to drive growth and prosperity across the UK and to drive recovery post-Covid.

Please register to attend NCUB’s R&D Taskforce Report launch event where you will hear from a panel of Taskforce members directly and find out more about the extent of our work and final recommendations within the report.

We will be joined at the launch by David Sweeney, Executive Chair at Research England, UKRI and other influential stakeholders.

The Taskforce Report launch event will take place on Friday 13th November 2020 at 9.30am – 11am, which will take the form of an online webinar and question and answer session on Zoom hosted by NCUB.  To register your attendance please visit here.

If you have any questions regarding the event please do not hesitate to get in touch at rdtaskforce@ncub.co.uk.

Agenda: The Agenda is provisional and subject to change

  • 9.30am:           Welcome remarks: Sam Laidlaw, Chair of NCUB
  • 9.35am:           What was asked of NCUB: David Sweeney, Executive Chair at Research England, UKRI
  • 9.40am:           Taskforce Report Summary: Sam Laidlaw, Chair of NCUB
  • 9.45am:           Taskforce Panel - opening remarks: (Panel TBC)
  • 10.00am:         Q&A
  • 10.45am:         Closing remarks: Sam Laidlaw, Chair of NCUB and David Sweeney, Executive Chair at Research England, UKRI
  • 11.00am:         Event close

Why should you attend?

This webinar will bring together experts from the NCUB Taskforce and UKRI to discuss the work of the Taskforce and find out more about the final recommendations within the report.

It will be a unique opportunity to come together with industry experts, share learnings and ideas, and understand how partnerships between universities and businesses can be strengthened and maximised to drive growth and prosperity across the UK and to drive recovery post-Covid.

There will also be a chance to ask questions to the panel.

Who should attend?

This event is open to all and free to attend. It will be of interest to NCUB members and also those with an interest in university-business collaboration and research and development.

Speakers and panel

We will be joined at the event by Sam Laidlaw, Chair of NCUB and David Sweeney, Executive Chair at Research England, UKRI.

The panel will include:

  • Lord Karan Bilimoria, CBE: President of CBI
  • Anne Glover, CBE: CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners
  • Professor Louise Richardson: Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
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