No. 44 of Session 2002-03, dated 12 October 2003
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY
FIRST EVIDENCE SESSION
Monday 20 October 4.15 pm
DTI and Research Councils
Mr Patrick McDonald, Director, Key Business Technologies Directorate, Innovation Group, Department of Trade and Industry
AT 5.15 PM (Approx)
Professor John O'Reilly, Chief Executive, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Dr Clive Hayter, Programme Manager for Materials, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Professor Colin Whitehouse, Director of Engineering Department, Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils
Professor David White, Head of Science and Technology Group, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
A representative from the Medical Research Council (tbc)
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Notes for Editors
Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Committee is empowered to examine the "expenditure, policy and administration of the Office of Science and Technology and its associated public bodies" The Committee was appointed on 12 November 2001.
The Committee announced its inquiry into Government Support for Nanotechnology on 2 July 2003, see Press Notice No. 36 of Session 2002-03.
Further evidence sessions are planned as follows, at 4.15pm :
-Monday 27 October: Private sector: Oxonica, Nanotecture, Institute of Nanotechnology; Unilever, QinetiQ; British Venture Capital Association and representatives from the industry
Monday 3 November: Regional Development Agencies: Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration, London Nanotechnology Centre
Monday 15 December: Learned Societies; Lord Sainsbury, Minister for Science and Innovation, Dr John Taylor, Director General of the Research Councils.
Details of witnesses to be announced.