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HEPI / Elsevier webinar on 'The Research Landscape', with Amanda Solloway, the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation
On Tuesday 20 October HEPI, in conjunction with Elsevier, will host a free half-day webinar on the research landscape in, and after, the pandemic. Including a ministerial keynote address by Amanda Solloway, the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, the webinar will include a presentation of some new findings about research in the pandemic followed by a panel of experts discussing what the 2.4% target should mean for research priorities after the pandemic.


9.45am Introductory remarks from Kumsal Bayazit, Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier

10.00am Ministerial Keynote Address by Amanda Solloway, the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation

10.15am Q&A with the Minister

10.25am ‘The Political Environment around Research’ by Jonathan Simons, Director of Public First

10.35am Q&A with Jonathan Simons

10.45am Presentation on Elsevier’s research on the UK research base in the pandemic, by Lesley Thompson, Vice President, Academic & Government Strategic Alliance at Elsevier

11.00am Q&A on Elsevier’s research

11.10am Panel on ‘What should the 2.4% target mean for research priorities after the pandemic?’

• How will the coming global and UK recession affect spending on research?
• What priorities should there be for distributing new research spending – should levelling up trump excellence?
• How can international collaboration be encouraged when there are less porous boundaries as a result of Brexit, travel restrictions and financial challenges?

The panel will include:

• Professor Paul Boyle, Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University
• Professor Colette Fagan, Vice-President for Research at the University of Manchester
• Professor Tim Softley FRS, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Birmingham
• Stian Westlake, Chief Executive of the Royal Statistical Society

Oct 20, 2020 09:45 AM in London

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