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?
Christian Breant is Director of Research & Technology at European Defence Agency.
Dr. David J. Grimshaw is Head of International Programme Practical Action.
Markus Heldt is President of Crop Protection Division at BASF SE.
Ray O. Johnson
Dr. Ray O. Johnson is a Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Bernice Lee is a Research Director at Chatham House.
Alan Pratt is Director of Science, Engineering and Technology at Home Office, United Kingdom.
Dr. Ray O. Johnson, Senior Vice President and CTO of Lockheed Martin, discusses the DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program. The program aims to accelerate innovative new Indian technologies and introduce them to markets in the United States and around the world.