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Full STEAM ahead for growth: Knowledge, innovation and industrial strategy

Sir John O’Reilly, Director General, Knowledge & Innovation, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, examines research, innovation and higher education.

It is more important than ever that we do all we can to ensure an adequate supply of able, well-trained, highly motivated young people engaged with STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) - at all levels.

But what of STEAM? It is appropriate - important - also that we recognise the relevance and importance of the arts, with particular emphasis and illustration given here relating to user considerations and aesthetics for product / market success.

You will hear about:

• The importance of adding the Arts to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education – making STEAM rather than STEM the foundation of a modern knowledge economy

• Find out how the “knowledge triangle” of research, innovation and higher education fits together

• Learn more about the positive climate for research innovation within the UK’s Universities and how it encourages economic growth

You will gain an hour’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by attending. Plus there is the opportunity to discuss the lecture in an informal setting at the free-to-attend post-lecture reception.


Professir Sir John O'Reilly | talks | www


Date and Time:

20 November 2014 at 6:00 pm


2 hours



The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
+44 20 74 09 29 92
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