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A new UK research funding agency: second evidence session

5 October 2020

On Wednesday 7 October, the Science and Technology Committee is holding its second evidence session as part of its inquiry, A new UK research funding agency. 

Purpose of the session

This session will explore how the proposed new funding agency—‘UK ARPA’—might fit into the existing UK research and innovation landscape and its implications for existing bodies (e.g. UKRI and Innovate UK), as well as what it should focus on and how it should operate.


Wednesday 7 October

At 9.30am

Panel one

  • Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London; and
  • Professor Richard Jones, Chair in Materials Physics and Innovation Policy, University of Manchester

At approx. 10.30am

Panel two

  • Professor Sir Mark Walport, Former CEO, UK Research and Innovation (2017–2020); and
  • Jo Johnson, Former Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation (2016–2018 and July–September 2019)

Further information

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