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A new UK research funding agency examined

21 September 2020

The Science and Technology Committee seeks to understand the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the US organisations that have sought to replicate it, other research organisations, and what lessons can be learnt prior to the establishment of a new research funding agency in the UK.


Wednesday 23 September, virtual meeting

At 2.30pm

  • Dr Peter Highnam, Deputy Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • William Bonvillian, Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

At 3.30pm

  • Dr Regina Dugan, Chief Executive Officer, Wellcome Leap
  • Dr Antoine Petit, Chairman and CEO, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

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