Policy and funding
IOP hosts science and technology investment roundtable
The Institute of Physics and Industry Forum recently co-hosted a roundtable with Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Peter Dowd MP, to discuss Labour’s plans for investment in science and technology.
Attendees included leading business people and IOP Fellows from the finance, photonics, food manufacturing and industrial sectors.
A longer term approach to assessing the value of investments - reflecting the often lengthy timeline from inception to impact in scientific discovery and innovation - could help enable ambitious R&D targets to be met, and discussion centred on how a Labour Government might embrace this idea.
Top: (L-R) Rod Dowler, Chairman of the Industry Forum; Peter Dowd MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury; James McKenzie, IOP Vice-President for Business. Bottom: (L-R) James McKenzie, IOP Vice-President for Business; Rod Dowler, Chairman of the Industry Forum; Peter Dowd MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Anne Crean, IOP Head of Science and Innovation.