How science and innovation is shaping society’s response to complex challenges, from net zero to public health and the metaverse.
Thursday 1 December, One Moorgate Place
In-person, one-day event in London
In 2022, For Thought attendees discussed how science and technology are shaping responses to global challenges, from net zero, to public health, and the metaverse.
With leaders across sectors still reeling from the seismic events of the past two years, the road ahead promises to be no less testing.
There is an urgent need to set out a clear path to net zero; learn the lessons of COVID-19 to advance public health; and build trust within communities, between states and across generations to ensure that technological advancements do not leave people behind.
The war in Ukraine and global cost of living crisis have created an increasingly complex landscape. This instability is affecting collaboration, funding and progress. Yet we have seen glimmers of hope in multinational, cross-sector collaborations in the face of events that have rocked society. In this, the role of science and innovation – and its relationship with industry, policy and diplomacy – has never been so important.
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