Leading industry experts have been appointed by the Government to accelerate development and deployment of emerging tech in the UK, as Chancellor sets out vision to create the Silicon Valleys of the 21st century.
The experts will work hand-in-hand with industry and Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser and National Technology Adviser, to advise on new rules that use the UK’s regulatory freedom to promote innovation.
The hope is this will allow the UK to fulfil its ambition to become a science superpower and world leader in key growth sectors such as digital technology and life sciences.
A further aim is to establish the UK as the best regulated economy in the world in key growth sectors, ensuring that industry and investors have the certainty then need to drive innovation, investment and growth through anticipating new developments in emerging technologies.
The industry experts of interest to BIVDA members are:
Sir John Bell, who is on Genomics England’s board of directors, and Camilla Fleetcroft, Eclevar UK’s Vice-President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, will work on cultivating the life sciences sector and help drive the next generation of discoveries, such as delivering genomics-enabled clinical trials.
While Matt Clifford, Chair of the new Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA), and Priya Lakhani OBE, a member of the AI Council, have been appointed to support work to harness new digital technology such as artificial intelligence.