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Balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending examined

18 December 2018

The Science and Technology Committee continues its inquiry into the Balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending.


Tuesday 18 December 2018, Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am

  • Keith Thompson, Chair, Catapult CEO network, and CEO, Cell and Gene Therapy
  • Professor Richard Brook, President, Association of Innovation, Research & Technology
       Organisations (AIRTO)
  • David Connell, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Business Research,
       Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Felicity Burch, Director of Innovation and Digital, Confederation of British Industry

At 10.30am

  • Dr Robert Massey, Deputy Executive Director, Royal Astronomical Society
  • Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Professor Neil Hall, Director, Earlham Institute
  • Dr Charmaine Griffiths, Chief Operating Officer, The Institute of Cancer Research

First panel

The first panel focuses on support for innovation and business investment in R&D, including through schemes such as R&D tax credits and the Small Business Research Initiative.

Second panel

The second panel will explore issues including quality-related block funding for research institutions, the balance between capital and resource funding, and the Charity Research Support Fund.

Further information

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