Collaboration in an uncertain world
The role of science and innovation in addressing complex challenges
On Wednesday 27 November 2019, we brought together 300 business leaders, scientists, policy-makers and opinion-formers at the Royal Institution.
Rapidly evolving social, environmental and economic conditions – underpinned by technological and scientific innovation – are disrupting and reshaping every aspect of society. As the world becomes ever increasingly interconnected, the event looked at how we understand the complex impacts of science and technology.
2019 saw ‘climate emergencies’ declared in countries across the world, as the risks of inaction became impossible to ignore. Societies have questioned the neutrality of technology, as calls for tighter regulation have reverberated around the globe. Against this backdrop, the programme explored how you can build trusted and sustainable ways of working across sectors and nations, and asked how citizens, organisations and nations can challenge ‘business as usual’ to help shape the future.
Please click here to view the 2019 programme (including the list of attendees).