techUK Supercharging Innovation Week 2023
Welcome to techUK's Supercharging Innovation Week!
During this week, techUK members explored the emerging and transformative technologies at the heart of UK research and innovation. This week has been designed to investigate how to leverage the UK's strengths and push forward the application and commercialisation of these technologies, highlighting best practice from academia, industry and Government that is enabling success. As the trade association for UK technology, techUK is well positioned to explore how key emerging technologies can help deliver strategic advantage to the UK, while advocating for their sustainable, equitable and ethical application.
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How do we action the UK Quantum Strategy to develop a world-pioneering quantum economy?
How can we foster responsible innovation in the Metaverse and Web3 to Supercharge the UK Tech Landscape?
What steps can the UK take to become a superpower across a broad spectrum of emerging and transformative space technologies? You can read our Industries of the Future: Space webinar round-up here.
How do we get next-generation and innovative application right? You can read our Future Visions: AI and Semiconductors webinar round-up here.
What ingredients are needed to supercharge the UK as a globally competitive pioneer in applied research and innovation?
All these technologies (and more) will also be debated and explored at our first Innovation Summit on the 8th November. This September campaign week will directly feed into the themes discussed at the Summit.
Join techUK on 8 November as we traverse the extraordinary and ground-breaking discoveries made possible by emerging technologies and explore how to supercharge this innovation into action across industries and sectors in the UK
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Laura is techUK’s Head of Programme for Technology and Innovation.
She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies, including Quantum Computing, High-Performance Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies, across the UK. As part of this, she works alongside techUK members and UK Government to champion long-term and sustainable innovation policy that will ensure the UK is a pioneer in science and technology
Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.
Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.
Rory joined techUK in June 2023 after three years in the Civil Service on its Fast Stream leadership development programme.
During this time, Rory worked on the Government's response to Covid-19 (NHS Test & Trace), school funding strategy (Department for Education) and international climate and nature policy (Cabinet Office). He also tackled the social care crisis whilst on secondment to techUK's Health and Social Care programme in 2022.
Before this, Rory worked in the House of Commons and House of Lords alongside completing degrees in Political Economy and Global Politics.
Today, he is techUK's Programme Manager for Emerging Technologies, covering dozens of technologies including metaverse, drones, future materials, robotics, blockchain, space technologies, nanotechnology, gaming tech and Web3.0.