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Setting priorities for publicly funded research - Science and Technology Committee Contents


APPENDIX 4: SEMINAR HELD AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS


14 October 2009

The Committee heard presentations from:

  • Jeremy Clayton (Deputy Head of the Government Office for Science, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and Dr Graeme Reid (Deputy Director, Economic Impact, Science and Research Group, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills): Introduction to the allocation of science and technology research funding within Government.
  • Dr Phil Sooben (Director of Policy, Economic and Social Research Council) and Dr Wendy Ewart (Strategy Director, Medical Research Council): Research Council allocations of science and technology funding.
  • Dame Ann Dowling (member of advisory committee to Royal Society's Fruits of Curiosity project) and Nick Dusic (Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering): The scientific community's perspective on the allocation of science and technology funding.
  • Mike Carr (former Chief Science Officer, British Telecom and independent council member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council): Alignment of public and private research funding priorities—industry's perspective.
  • David Lynn (Head of Strategic Planning and Policy, Wellcome Trust): Alignment of public and private research funding priorities—the charitable sector's perspective.



 
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