17th January 2007, 09:00AM
Savoy Place, London, WC2

The Atlas of Ideas conference took place on 17-18 January in London with over 250 delegates. Download speaker presentations below. Or watch  videos of the speakers on the IET.TV website.

The second phase of The Atlas of Ideas begins in April 2007 and will run for another three years. As well as deepening our analysis of innovation in China, India and Korea, this phase will extend our approach to South Africa, Egypt and Brazil, and will explore cross-cutting themes such as scientific diasporas, low-carbon innovation and science in the Islamic world. For more information contact James Wilsdon at james.wilsdon@demos.co.uk

Day 1

Wednesday 17 January 2007

08:30        Registration and coffee

09:15        Session 1: The Atlas of Ideas
The Demos team will unveil its findings, followed by a keynote speech from a senior government figure.

Project overview
Charles Leadbeater & James Wilsdon, co-authors, The Atlas of Ideas (download the presentation)
Catherine Fieschi, Director, Demos (Chair)

Keynote speech
Sir David King, Chief Scientific Adviser, UK Government (download the presentation)

11:00        Coffee

11:30        Session 2: New geographies of innovation
Leading policymakers and scientists describe how the global map of science and innovation is being redrawn
Lord Rees of Ludlow, President, The Royal Society (Chair)
Zhang Xian’en, Director General of Basic Research, Ministry of   
Science and Technology, China (download the presentation)
R A Mashelkar, Former Director General, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, India (download the presentation)
Kwan Rim, Chairman, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Seoul Korea (download the presentation)
Denis Simon, Provost, Levin Institute, State University of New York (download the presentation)

13:00        Lunch

14:00        Special sessions        

A) The globalised university
How can universities in the UK adapt to the rise of Asia, and develop better research links?
Un-Chan Chung, Former President, Seoul National University (download the presentation)
Baroness Warwick, Chief Executive, Universities UK
Lloyd Anderson, Director of Science, British Council
Caroline Quest, Managing Director of Innovation and Enterprise, Queen Mary, University of London (download the presentation)
Pam Alexander, Chief Executive, South East England Development Agency (Chair)

B) Can competitors collaborate?
Does the rise of Asian science threaten Europe or can we work together to mutual advantage?
David Concar, Science Counsellor, British Embassy, Beijing (download the presentation)
Wang Baoqing, Minister Counsellor for Science and Technology,
Chinese Embassy (download the presentation)
Adam Segal, Council on Foreign Relations, USA
Pierrick Fillon-Ashida, DG-RTD, European Commission (download the presentation)
Jonathan Adams, Director, Evidence Ltd (Chair) (download the presentation)

C) Is IP protection Asia’s Achilles heel?
Are frameworks of intellectual property protection tightening? Will Asian innovators force more rapid change?
Ian Harvey, Chairman, Intellectual Property Institute (download the presentation)
Andrew Mertha, author of ‘The Politics of Piracy’
Kalpana Chaturvedi, Open University (download the presentation)
Richard P. Suttmeier, Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon (download the presentation)
Robert Driver, Director, High Tech Sectors, UKTI (Chair)

D) Science at the bottom of the pyramid
Will the benefits of the high-tech boom spread to China and India’s poor?
R A Mashelkar, Director General, CSIR, India (download the presentation)
Melissa Leach, Institute for Development Studies, Sussex University (download the presentation)
David Dickson, Director, SciDev.Net (download the presentation)
Fu Jing, Science Correspondent, China Daily (download the presentation)
Denis Simon, Provost, Levin Institute, State University of New York (Chair)

16:00        Tea

16:30        Session 3: Next people, next places, next science
What areas of science and technology will Asia lead? Who are the people and places to look out for?       

Richard Ellis, Chair, East of England Development Agency (Chair)
Chunli Bai, Executive VP, Chinese Academy of Sciences & Director, China National Centre for Nanoscience & Technology (download the presentation)
Jong Bhak, Director, Korean Bioinformation Centre (download the presentation)
Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature (download the presentation)
Swati Piramal, Director of Strategic Alliances and Communications, Nicholas Piramal India Limited (download the presentation)

18:00        The Ambassadors’ Reception
Riverside Room, The IET, Savoy Place
Welcome: John Loughhead, Deputy President, The IET
  Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister for Science and Innovation, UK
  H.E. Zha Peixin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China
  H.E. Kamalesh Sharma, High Commissioner of India
  H.E. Cho, Yoon-Je, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea

Day 2
Thursday 18 January 2007

08:30        Coffee       

09:15    Session 4: The war for talent: can Europe and the US compete?
As global competition for scientists, engineers and innovators intensifies, is Asia poised to take the lead?
Annalee Saxenian, University of California, Berkeley and author ‘The New Argonauts’ (download the presentation)
Drummond Bone, Vice Chancellor, Liverpool University and President, Universities UK
Boris Johnson MP, Shadow Minister for Higher Education
Will Hutton, Chief Executive, The Work Foundation
Charles Leadbeater, Demos (Chair)

10:45        Coffee

11:15        Special sessions
(choose from the breakout sessions below)

A) Is multinational R&D heading east?
How much corporate R&D is flowing to Asia? What are the opportunities and barriers to further growth?
Xue Lan, Dean, School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University, China (download the presentation)
Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Science  Counsellor, Embassy of Sweden Science Office (ITPS), Beijing (download the presentation)
Bert van den Bos, Business Development Group R&D, Vodafone (download the presentation)
Kirsten Bound, Demos (Chair)

B) The New Argonauts: diasporas and talent flows
How can countries and companies benefit from the shift from brain drain to brain circulation?
Li Gong, Managing Director, Windows Live China, Microsoft
Cong Cao, State University of New York (download the presentation)
Shantanu Bhagwat, Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners (download the presentation)
AnnaLee Saxenian, University of California, Berkeley
James Keeley, Demos (Chair)

C) After Hwang: science, scandal and ethics
Has Korean science recovered from its recent scandal? What lessons have China and India learned?
Song Sang-yong, Fellow, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (download the presentation)
Stephen Minger, Director, Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, King’s College London (download the presentation)
Qiu Renzong, Professor of Bioethics, Institute of Philosophy, CASS (download the presentation)
Molly Webb, Demos (Chair)
D) The high-tech path:  one route or many through modernity?
Is the focus on science and technology in danger of blinding us to alternative development paths?
Jeanne-Marie Gescher, Founder, Claydon Gescher Associates, China (download the presentation)
Ehsan Masood, Associate Editor and columnist, OpenDemocracy.Net
Won Soon Park, Executive Director, The Hope Institute, Seoul (download the presentation)
Bob Jessop, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University (download the presentation)
Christopher Cullen, Director, Needham Research Institute (Chair)

13:00        Lunch

14:00        Session 5: The cosmopolitan scientist
Are there tensions between the struggle for national scientific success and global goals of development and environmental sustainability?
Colin Blakemore, Chief Executive, Medical Research Council, UK (download the presentation)
John Ashton, Special Representative for Climate Change, FCO
Sheila Jasanoff, Professor of Science & Technology Studies, Harvard University (download the presentation)
Qiu Renzong, Professor of Bioethics, Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (download the presentation)
James Wilsdon, Head of Science and Innovation, Demos (Chair)

15:20        Tea break

15:45    Final plenary:  Gathering storm or breaking dawn? The prospects for EU-Asian collaboration
Reflections and recommendations on how Europe and Asia can develop new partnerships for science and innovation

Esko Aho, President, Sitra and former Prime Minister, Finland (play broadcast)
John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
Jonathan Kestenbaum, Chief Executive, NESTA
Lord Bhikhu Parekh, Emeritus Professor of Political Theory,
University of Hull
Charles Leadbeater, Demos (play broadcast)
Catherine Fieschi, Director, Demos (Chair)

17:15        Conference ends