3 October, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am

George Freeman MP, Minister, Science, Research and Innovation

From Vision to strategy: preparing the life sciences for the 2030s

Reform is delighted to be hosting a private roundtable event at Conservative Party Conference in partnership with Moderna.

The life sciences are a major economic engine for the UK – a highly productive industry, comprised of high-skilled professionals working at the forefront of a competitive global market. At its best, as in COVID-19, this industry can deliver innovations which significantly benefit our nation’s health and unlock the potential for a more sustainable health system. 

The Government has long recognised the critical role this industry can play, publishing the ‘Life Sciences Vision’ – released in July 2021 – that set a goal for the UK to become “the leading global hub for Life Sciences”.     

The Prime Minister has personally demonstrated a remarkable commitment to boosting the attractiveness of the UK’s science offer. From establishing the new Department for Science, Innovation and Technology to laying out the Government’s ambitious “science superpower” vision.  

This ambition must be matched by action to ensure we can continue to be one of the great hubs for innovation in the modern global economy. Government must take steps to transform the 2021 ‘Life Sciences Vision’ from a series of laudable goals into tangible outcomes. 

 Reform is delighted to hold this roundtable, led by George Freeman MP, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation in the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, to discuss how the Government can realise the ambitions of the ‘Life Sciences Vision’ and secure the long-term thriving of the life sciences industry for the benefit of the UK. 

This roundtable will be held under the Chatham House rule.