Webinar: From Diversity STEMs Success

Data - 23/03/2021
12:00 - 13:00

Promoting diversity in research and innovation is a profound challenge faced by both the UK and the EU. Furthermore, a strong and shared interest in this challenge will continue with UK association to Horizon Europe. Entry, progression and success in the research and innovation sector should be open to all, and research teams that better reflect society will do better at finding solutions to the shared problems we all face.

As part of the UK G7 Presidency Campaign to Build Back Better, and Build Back Equal, this webinar will convene experts to discuss how best to promote and protect diversity in research and innovation. In particular, the discussion will examine intersectionality and diversity beyond simple gender parity to include the full range of identities and experiences of European researchers and innovators. Through sharing their knowledge, experiences and lessons learned, our distinguished speakers will present us with concrete issues and potential solutions for the UK and EU alike.

Keynote speaker:

Will Macfarlane, Director, Economics and Finance, UK Mission to the EU


Priya Guha, Venture Partner at Merian Ventures and Member of the Innovate UK Council

Dr. Ben Bleasdale, Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor, The Wellcome Trust

Professor Jadranka Gvozdanović, Chair of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group, League of European Research Universities


Dr. Lidia Borrell-Damián, Secretary General, Science Europe

The event will be held on Webex at 11:00 – 12:00 (CET). Details to follow upon registration.

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