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The Expanding World of Technology

Leading academic industrialist Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya on the challenges and opportunities of the globalisation of research, development and industry.

Technology increasingly underpins all of our lifestyles. Our homes, our places of work, our hospitals and schools, our towns and cities, the countryside all bear witness to the impact of new technology on the way we live. There is no sign that the relentless advance of technologies, often made possible by radical advances in manufacturing and delivery of services, is slowing down, despite the very real concerns about impact on the environment and on the distribution of wealth. In some ways the technological revolution may have barely started, as the world's major economies and the rapidly emerging economies become inextricably bound to growth through the development and utilization of advanced technology.

But globalisation is not quite working out as many were expecting. Emerging economies are not simply cheap "job shops" for the West. They are innovative in their own right, increasingly able to compete at the forefront of skills, technology development and use. They are becoming increasingly sophisticated markets for high-value added products and services, sources of skilled people and opportunities for research and business partnerships. What more should we be doing in the UK to recognise and benefit from this changing technology and world order, building on where we can excel in manufacturing and services and on our increasing public sector investment in research?


Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya | talks | www


Date and Time:

21 June 2005 at 6:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
+44 20 74 51 2500
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Organised by:

The Research and Development Society
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£20 members, £40 non-members. Optional dinner following lecture an additional £45.

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Talk starts at 6pm prompt - registration and tea available from 5.30pm.

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