A global research and innovation powerhouse: the role for our leading institutions

28 April 2022, 5:30pm


A CSaP lecture delivered by George Freeman MP, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation

A global research and innovation powerhouse: the role for our leading institutions
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The UK government has high ambition to put science and technology at the heart of its prosperity, growth and international relations. Following Brexit, the UK must work with a wider range of global partners, and leverage the R&D sector's strengths to attract talent and foreign investment into the UK. How can Cambridge, as a centre of research excellence contribute to this ambition?


Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Time: 5:30pm-6:45pm followed by drinks and networking

Venue: St John's Divinity School, Cambridge


George Freeman was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 17 September 2021.

George was a Minister of State at the Department for Transport from 26 July 2019 to 13 February 2020. He previously served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department of Health from July 2014 until July 2016. He served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Climate Change from 2010 to 2011.

He was appointed government adviser on Life Sciences in July 2011, co-ordinating the government’s Life Science and Innovation, Health and Wealth Strategies (2011), and the Agri-Tech Industrial Strategy (2013). He was appointed the Prime Minister’s UK Trade Envoy in 2013.

This event is hosted in collaboartion with the Bennett Institute and the Centre for Science, Innovation & Technology Policy at the University of Cambridge.

image credit: Beccles and Bungay Journal

George Freeman MP

UK Parliament

Dr Rob Doubleday

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge