This blog post was written by Beck Smith, the Biochemical Society’s Head of Policy.
Organised by the Engineering the Future Alliance – Monday 27 September
Venue and time: Manchester Central (secure) 17:30
Theme: An Industrial Policy for the 21st Century: Engineering growth in Britain
Chair: Iain Mulheim (SMF)
Confirmed speakers: Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP (Shadown Business Secretary), Kate Bellingham and DavidKestor (Design Council)
Venue and time: Radisson Hotel, Beccham/Richter Room 17:30 – 19:30
Theme: The scientific century: can research secure our future prosperity?
Speakers: Rt Hon David Lammy MP (Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills), Paul Marshall (Executive Director, 1994 Group), Professor Richard Jones FRS (The Royal Society), Professor Nigel Vincent (Vice-President, The British Academy) and Will Hutton (Executive Vice Chair, The Work Foundation)
Organised by the ESRC Genomics Network – Tuesday 28 September
Venue and time: Charter A, Marquee 2, Manchester Central Convention Complex 19:00 – 20:00
Theme: A secure society? Technological solutions to social challenges?
Speakers: Dr Steve Sturdy (ESRC Genomics Forum, University of Edinburgh), Professor Adam Hedgecoe (Cesagen, Cardiff University) and Dr Paul McCarthy (Lancaster University)