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The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Wednesday 23 September 2020

William Bonvillian, Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr Peter Highnam, Deputy Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects AgencyQ1–25

Dr Antoine Petit, Chairman and CEO, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS); Dr Regina Dugan, Chief Executive Officer, Wellcome LeapQ26–49

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London; Professor Richard Jones, Chair in Materials Physics and Innovation Policy, University of ManchesterQ50–70

Professor Sir Mark Walport, Former CEO, UK Research and Innovation (2017–2020); Jo Johnson, Former Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation (2016–2018 and July–September 2019)Q71–99

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Amanda Solloway, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Sarah Hodgetts, Deputy Director for UKRI Sponsorship and Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial StrategyQ100–145

Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); Sir John Kingman, Chair, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)Q146–167

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