Professor Jill Gilmour speaking at Vaccines Forum workshop

The Forum is Imperial’s policy engagement programme. It connects Imperial researchers with policy-makers to discover new thinking on global challenges.

You can view The Forum Booklet 2018-2019 summary here.

Imperial is a global top ten university with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business and medicine. Our mission is to achieve enduring excellence in research and education for the benefit of society. 

This year’s themes will map directly onto the Grand Challenges identified in the Government’s Industrial Strategy:

• Artificial intelligence and data
• Clean growth
• Health and ageing society
• The future of mobility

The Forum builds on the strengths of Imperial’s Networks and Centres of Excellence and our Global Challenge institutes. We also support our researchers to better engage with policy-makers and to understand government’s research needs.Through The Forum, policy-makers develop relationships with Imperial researchers working in subject areas relevant to their work, sharing the latest research to support evidence-based policy development.

The Forum will be running a new series of workshops in 2019, following on from our successful events last year. Our workshops are bespoke events that convene policy-makers and researchers to discuss key policy areas and expand their networks. They allow small groups of policy-makers to network with world class researchers and to have open discussions about the policy implications of the latest research.

The Forum also organises monthly internal policy engagement seminars for Imperial researchers which focus on building political engagement expertise. Topics include the policy-making process, key decision-makers and how to influence them.