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18:00 - 19:30 13 December 2017

Does the UK do too much research?


Jeffery Hall (Room 103) | UCL Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed

Speaker information

Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy, UCL
Felicity Burch, Head of Innovation and Digital, CBI
Richard Jones, Professor of Physics, University of Sheffield
Imran Khan, Head of Public Engagement, Wellcome Trust
Helen Swift, Public Affairs, Airbus

The UK Government’s commitment to increase total UK R&D investment to 3% of GDP, and 2.4% milestone in 2027, will see a significant uplift in public R&D funding. Announcements of substantive additional investment in the 2016 Autumn Statement and in advance of the 2017 Budget are delivering a major increase in public funding for R&D.

Meanwhile, the establishment of UKRI represents a shift in the structure of the research funding landscape. Successful delivery will require major increases in business investment alongside higher levels of public spending.

This panel discussion will bring together representatives from funders, business and academia to examine the research and innovation landscape and reflect on how the UK can continue to ensure a world-leading and sustainable research base.


Grace Gottlieb
020 7679 8669 | g.gottlieb@ucl.ac.uk