University of Manchester President puts the spotlight on Royce at Party Conference

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, where Royce has its Hub, spoke on behalf of the Royal Society at a fringe event which took place this week at the Conservative Party Conference, along with the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan.

Dame Nancy talked about the value of science and innovation to society and the economy, the importance of stable, long-term policies and funding and the Royal Society’s ongoing work on science and related subjects into the future.

She also urged more policies and funding to stimulate collaboration between universities, research institutes and industry and highlighted Royce as an example of where this is working well.

Royce is an important UK innovation hub, representing significant Government investment; a key mission is to support industry and enable the technology required for the UK to stimulate economic growth and achieve its societal goals.

Innovative and advanced materials are a key underpinning technology which are essential to establishing a resilient economy that is sustainable and fit for society’s needs and Royce continues to engage with Government on this agenda, particularly via the newly developing National Materials Innovation Strategy which it is facilitating.