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NEWS & EVENTS

October 5, 2018

Join us to discuss the future of the tidal energy in the UK. 

Time: Tuesday October 23rd 6.00 - 7.30

Location: Committee Room 6, Houses of Parliament

Speakers: 

The Rt Hon Claire Perry, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth 

Simon Hamlyn Chief Executive Officer, British Hydropower Association

Grant Wilson, UKERC Researcher and Lecturer, Chemical Enginee...

October 5, 2018

Join us on Tuesday October 16th 6:00pm – 7:30pm for a discussion on:

“What Brexit means for Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicines Innovation”

Panellists incude:

Prof Gino Martini, Kings College London and Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Lord O'Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health (Lords)

Dr Jack Matthews, CSTF

Co-Chaired by John...

September 28, 2018

Join us at Conservative Party Conference 2018 for two upcoming events.

Drinks Reception: Sunday 30th September, 7.30pm-9pm. 

Hosted in the Hyatt Hotel Dolce Room, join us for drinks to celebrate the achievements of the past year, and to look ahead for the future. Special guests to be announced.

Breakfast Discussion: Tuesday 2nd October, 8.30am-10am. 

Hosted i...

November 16, 2017

Unfortunately, the Digital ID event scheduled for Monday 20th November has been cancelled. We hope to have more exciting events in the calendar soon! 

October 18, 2017

The Forum's 'Future of Digital' dinner and drinks, sponsored by Idemia, took place at the House of Commons this month and was a hugely enjoyable event. 

October 18, 2017

The relaunch brunch of the Conservative Science and Technology Forum at Party Conference was a great success, with a panel discussion featuring CTSF Chair Andrew Henderson, Vicky Ford MP, Lord David Willetts, and Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Jo Johnson. 

September 18, 2017

You are invited to attend the relaunch of the Conservative Science and Technology Forum for a discussion on science and tech policies and the related industrial, economic, and social issues.

Speakers:

Andrew Henderson, Conservative Science and Technology Forum (Chair)

Lord David Willetts

Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and...

July 10, 2017

The death of the industry as we know it, or a revolution that affects us all? Join us for a discussion on the future of quantum computing, with speakers Andy Mason (European Sales Director, D-Wave Systems) and James Berrill (Head of Market Intelligence & research, Post-Quantum).

James Berril:
James focuses on the business, political and social impact of di...

March 31, 2017

The Forum's Deputy President Matt Warman MP was interviewed by the New Statesman this week on the challenges of governing the digital economy. Read the full article here: 

http://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/2017/03/matt-warman-mp-governing-digital-economy

March 5, 2017

How do we create and maintain Digital Infrastructures for the 21st Century?

In his first speech as DCMS Secretary of State (July 2010), Jeremy Hunt quoted Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google that “it is now vital that businesses and government build their strategies around the Internet”.

The Internet and the communications infrastructures over which it runs are cha...

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Smart Metering and the Power to Choose

The Forum reports on the opportunities and risks associated with the roll-out of smart energy meters. 

Why isn't there a British Google?

James Clark (Cass Business School, London) describes the differences in startup culture between the UK and USA. 

TalkTalk: Broadband and the Need for Competition

TalkTalk Group brief the Forum on the future of the UK broadband market.

NHS Information Systems

Dr Ellie Hopkins outlines the current state of information systems in the NHS, and draws comparisons with the USA. 

Cybersecurity Threat Update

Professor John Walker describes the current cybersecurity threats facing the UK. 

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