Is investment in science the path to future economic prosperity?
This international conference will bring together political leaders, investors, scientists, industrialists, experts, analysts and commentators to examine the relevance and role of science in building prosperity and enhancing the quality of life. Key questions addressed will include:
What role can science and innovation play in encouraging economic growth?
What solutions can science provide in tackling global challenges such as security, health and climate change?
What impact does investment in science have on an economy?
What policy action is required to encourage such investment and where is it best directed?
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE is a Professorial Fellow in Physics at Mansfield College, University of Oxford.
Professor David Cope is Director of UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.
Dr. Nick Fowler is Director of Strategy at Elsevier.
Julia Elizabeth King
Professor Julia Elizabeth King is Vice-Chancellor at Aston University.
Husseini K. Manji
Dr. Husseini K. Manji is Global Therapeutic Head of Neuroscience at Janssen Research & Development.
Dr. Adam Rutherford is an editor at Nature, and a writer and broadcaster.
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, DBE, responds to several common criticisms of high-level scientific research. Regarding the argument that astronomical research is impractical, Burnell contends that fields like astronomy attract young minds to science.