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New Strategies for Backing the UK’s Leading Innovators – Dr Ruth McKernan C...

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Dr Ruth McKernan CBE, will discuss the latest developments in Innovate UK’s support for UK innovators, with a particular focus on activities in Wales. Ruth will describe the new opportunities available within the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and through the formation of UK Research and Innovation.

Dr Ruth McKernan CBE joined Innovate UK as Chief Executive in May 2015. Ruth has 25 years of research and commercial experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including heading up research units in the UK and the US. She is a member of the Ministry of Defence’s Innovation Advisory Panel and the Royal Society’s Science, Industry and Translation Committee. Ruth was also a Council Member for the Medical Research Council for five years. Ruth was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to business, innovation and skills.

There will be a drinks reception from 5.30pm and the lecture will begin at 6.30pm.

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Cardiff University

Prifysgol Caerdydd / Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities, and is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s most research intensive universities. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranked the University 5th in the UK for research excellence. Among its academic staff are two Nobel Laureates, including the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine, Professor Sir Martin Evans. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, today the University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise encompasses: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences; and the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, along with a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. Cardiff’s flagship Research Institutes are offering radical new approaches to pressing global problems. www.cardiff.ac.uk


The Learned Society of Wales (LSW)

The Learned Society of Wales / Cymdeithas Ddysgedig Cymru (LSW) celebrates and encourages excellence in all of the scholarly disciplines. A Royal Charter charity established in 2010, the LSW is an independent source of expert scholarly advice and commentary on matters affecting the wellbeing of Wales and its people. The Society draws upon the expertise of over 460 distinguished Fellows based in Wales, the UK and beyond. For more information, please visit:www.learnedsociety.wales


The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE)

CaSE is the UK’s leading independent advocate for science and engineering. Our mission is to ensure the UK has the skills, funding and policies to enable science and engineering to thrive. Collectively our members employ 360,000 people in the UK, and our industry and charity members invest around £34.9bn a year in R&D globally. For more information please visit: www.sciencecampaign.org.uk



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