Hot Topics Debate: The Future of Small Big Innovation Centre

19 October 2017 | 16:40 – 17:30

The Future of Small

4:40 to 5:30 PM

What’s all the fuss about nanotechnology and precision medicine?

Energy, personalised medicine, genomics and nanotechnology are the talk of the day. Nanotechnology and bio-technology may be able to create many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications, such as in nanomedicine, nanoelectronics, biomaterials energy production, and consumer products. But will there be real tangible benefits in the near future? Does it create a sustainable future? Can it alter health care in real-time? Are energy and health really intertwined? Given the so-called "golden triangle" of London, Oxford and Cambridge has the largest concentration of life science brainpower of any leading economy, is the UK best placed to lead the global healthcare revolution? What is going on elsewhere? How far are we away from adopting these technologies and when will we witness a progressive reality?