Over the coming months the Industrial Strategy Commission will hold a series of events, meetings and evidence sessions. These events will help to inform our work and engage with the public, policymakers and key industry stakeholders.

Details of upcoming Commission events can be found below:

Sheffield City Region Evidence Session at the AMRC

29 March 2017

On Wednesday 29 March the Commission is holding an evidence session at Factory 2050, part of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. The event is open to all businesses, academics and policymakers in Sheffield City Region. Keynote speakers at the event will be Julie Kenny CBE DL and Paul Houghton, two leading business figures in the city-region, who will share their views on what a new industrial strategy should focus on.

8.00-9.00am | Breakfast available from 7.30am. Address: Factory 2050, Sheffield Business Park, Europa Avenue, Sheffield, S9 1ZA. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

Register your place here.

Health and Social Care Evidence Session in Manchester

4 April 2017

This roundtable evidence session will be convened in front of a small internal audience of academics and researchers from The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. If you are interested in contributing please contact us.

2.00-4.00pm. The Whitworth Council Chamber, Whitworth Building, The University of Manchester.

The session will focus on the following questions:

  • How can further devolution of health and social care spending and decision-making support an Industrial Strategy?
  • How can we ensure that health sciences and health innovation are central to the whole supply chain from the science frontier to the shop floor? What is the value of placed-based strategies to support this? How can the contribution of the Life Sciences industry – and in particular pharmaceuticals – to the UK economy be protected and maintained?
  • What is the potential for creating entirely new industries (for example, regenerative medicine, eHealth, biotechnology and precision medicine)? What is the potential economic impact of these technologies, and on what timescale? What interventions will be most effective to realise their economic benefits?
  • How can we guard against excessive neophilia and hype, while recognising which technologies have the potential to be genuinely transformative? How might they fit in with wider socio-technical systems, and to what degree might they be societally acceptable? How can we ensure responsible but rapid innovation?
  • How should industrial strategy involve the broad range of institutions in the overall science and innovation ecosystem (including private and public sector actors, and basic and translational research institutions), and what support do they require?
  • How does industrial strategy relate to public services? Can foundation sectors such as health, social care and retail radically improve their productivity (and tradability), and is this desirable? How might the health and social care reform agenda impact aspects of an Industrial Strategy?

Evidence session in Parliament – Industrial Strategy and Inclusive Growth

19 April 2017

On Wednesday 19th April the Commission is holding a joint event with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth. The event which will take place in Parliament will be an evidence session for the Commission and will focus on what a place-based industrial strategy could look like.

The open is open to all and places can be booked below.

18:30 – 20:00 . The Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Parliament. London

Register your place here.

Previous events:

The Industrial Strategy Commission launch

6 March 2017

The Industrial Strategy Commission was officially launched at an event at the Royal Society in London on Monday 6 March 2017.

At the launch Dame Kate Barker presented details of the work of the new Commission. A panel of speakers then presented their views on industrial strategy before taking part in a Q&A session.

6.00pm-7.30pm, The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
Doors open at 5.30pm when tea and coffee will be available. A drinks reception will follow the launch at 7.30pm.

Read a report of the launch event here.


If you would like to contact us about our work, please email: contact@industrialstrategycommission.org.uk or get in touch through Twitter @IndStrategyComm.