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The role of technology, research and innovation in the COVID-19 recovery

Inquiry

In addition to its health impacts, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted economic activity, with the OECD estimating that the initial impact on the UK has been a reduction in GDP of more than 25% since the end of March. Research and innovation activity has been affected, with the Campaign for Science and Engineering reporting financial and logistical difficulties for academic institutes, medical research charities and businesses.

This is particularly important given the ability of research and innovation to drive economic growth as the UK seeks to recover from the pandemic, with UKRI having previously estimated that every £1 spent on research and development delivers £7 in economic and social benefit.

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee will inquire formally into the role of technology, research and innovation in the UK’s economic recovery from COVID-19, as well as the support that the sector itself requires to recover from the pandemic.

Read the call for evidence for more information about this inquiry.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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21 April 2021
Inquiry The role of technology, research and innovation in the COVID-19 recovery
Witnesses Hetan Shah (Chief Executive at British Academy), Sir Adrian Smith (President at Royal Society), Hilary Reynolds CBE (Chief Executive at Association of Medical Research Charities), Naomi Weir (Head of Innovation at CBI), and Verity Davidge (Director of Central Policy at Make UK)
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Oral Evidence
CRV0064 - The role of technology, research and innovation in the COVID-19 recovery
Witnesses Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Written Evidence
CRV0063 - The role of technology, research and innovation in the COVID-19 recovery
Witnesses Energy Research Accelerator (ERA)
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Written Evidence
CRV0061 - The role of technology, research and innovation in the COVID-19 recovery
Witnesses GAMA Healthcare
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Written Evidence