Past Event

A post-Brexit agreement for research and innovation

What is the future of EU's and UK's relationship on research and innovation?

Date: January 28, 2020, 9:30 am Topic: Digital economy and innovation

Bruegel and the Wellcome Trust have completed an ambitious simulated negotiation for a post-Brexit agreement on research and innovation. At this event, the project report was published, which tells the story of the negotiation process and makes clear recommendations for the UK Government and EU institutions on how best to tackle the EU-UK future relationship on research and innovation. It also includes the agreement text our exercise produced.

The launch event featured a live link-up between simultaneous events in Brussels and London. A high-level representative of the EU Commission gave a keynote address in Brussels which was livestreamed in London. Questions were taken from audiences in both cities. Subsequently, panel members involved in the project presented and discussed the results of the exercise.

Audio and video recordings

Schedule

Jan 28, 2020

10:00-10:30

Check-in and breakfast

10:30-10:35

Welcome remarks

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

10:35-10:55

Presentation of the project and introduction

Michael Leigh, Senior Fellow

10:55-11:15

Keynote speech and Q&A

Jaroslaw Pietras, Director General, General Secretariat, Council of the European Union

11:15-11:45

Panel discussion

Chair: Michael Leigh, Senior Fellow

Gina Dowding, MEP, European Parliament

Philippe Lamberts, Member of the European Parliament

Clare Moody, Former Member of the European Parliament

André Sapir, Senior Fellow

11:45-12:00

Q&A

12:00-12:30

Lunch

12:30

End

Jan 28, 2020

SIMULTANEOUS LONDON EVENT (UK TIME)

The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT

09:00-09:30

Check-in and breakfast

09:30-09:35

Welcome remarks

Adrian Hayday, Senior Group Leader, The Francis Crick Institute

09:35-09:55

Presentation of the project and introduction

Beth Thompson, Head of Policy & Advocacy - UK & EU, Wellcome Trust

09:55-10:15

Livestream of the keynote speech from Brussels and Q&A

10:15-10:45

Panel discussion

Chair: Beth Thompson, Head of Policy & Advocacy - UK & EU, Wellcome Trust

Martin Muller, Executive Director, Academic Forum, Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator

Joe Owen, Programme Director, Institute for Government

Uta Staiger, Co-founder and Executive Director, UCL European Institute

10:45-11:00

Q&A

11:00

End

Speakers

Gina Dowding

MEP, European Parliament

Philippe Lamberts

Member of the European Parliament

Michael Leigh

Senior Fellow

Adrian Hayday

Senior Group Leader, The Francis Crick Institute

Clare Moody

Former Member of the European Parliament

Martin Muller

Executive Director, Academic Forum, Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator

Joe Owen

Programme Director, Institute for Government

Jaroslaw Pietras

Director General, General Secretariat, Council of the European Union

Uta Staiger

Co-founder and Executive Director, UCL European Institute

André Sapir

Senior Fellow

Beth Thompson

Head of Policy & Advocacy - UK & EU, Wellcome Trust

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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