11 April, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Nusrat Ghani MP, Minister for Industry and Investment Security

Supercharging the life sciences sector, delivering innovation-led growth

A thriving life sciences sector is an essential component of a dynamic and innovative economy. The UK is highly competitive in this international market, evidenced by our ability to attract more FDI for life science projects than anywhere except the US. The result is a sector that contributes more than 100,000 GVA per worker each year and employs 220,000 people, with the Science lndustry Partnership noting the potential for 133,000 further jobs by 2030.

Using this talent base, the UK was able to produce the world's first Covid-19 vaccine, demonstrating just what the sector, working in partnership with government and academia, can achieve. The potential to replicate this world-leading success by building on the experience and structures developed during the pandemic is immense - if the right lessons are learned, the prize for UK plc is huge.

Reform is delighted to host this roundtable, led by Nusrat Ghani MP, Minister for Industry and Investment Security, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

This roundtable is in-person, invite-only and will be held under the Chatham House rule. This roundtable is kindly supported by Moderna.