Global Expert Mission on AMR: Synergies and Opportunities in the US
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Innovate UK’s Global Expert Missions (GEM) Programme plays a pivotal role in building strategic partnerships with countries and overseas organisations. It is an important tool to support the UK’s Industrial Strategy ambition and to be the international partner of choice for research and innovation. The GEM programme delivers this by providing a deep dive into the research and Innovation ecosystem in selected countries to help identify opportunities for UK innovation and shape future programmes.
Each Mission has representatives from UK business, policy and research community, who:
- Gather market insights and build expert foresights on new and emerging innovation sectors
- Identify opportunities for international collaboration
- Build a portfolio of technological and business priorities that will elevate the UK as the ‘Partner of Choice’ in future innovation partnerships with global partners
- Facilitate international dialogues for the UK business community
- Align innovation policy and unlock regulatory barriers for future partnerships
The objective of a GEM is to i) Inform UK businesses and government ii) Identify opportunities and build international collaborations and iii) Promote and share UK capabilities.
AMR in the US and UK
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one the biggest threats to global health and food security today. The improvident use of antibiotics in clinical settings and animal husbandry has been the key driver for the rise of AMR and is a major concern in both developed and developing countries. In September 2022, Innovate UK KTN travelled to the US to understand the research and innovation landscape with a focus on potential markets for collaboration in AMR.
In 2020 the US published an updated five-year national action plan (2020-2025) which sets out a coordinated and strategic plan to accelerate the US Government’s response to AMR. Key elements of the renewed national AMR strategy is to synchronise efforts in human, animal, agriculture and the environment in a One Health approach and the need for international cooperation. The UK, in 2019 launched its five year action plan (2019-2024) and 20 year vision for combating AMR through strategic policy changes. The UK’s action plan focuses on lowering the burden of infection, optimising antibiotic use and investment in basic and applied research.
Who is this event for?
The Webinar is suitable for people working in AMR across public health, human and veterinary medicine, food and agriculture and environmental monitoring.
Why should you watch the recording?
The event will provide an overview of the Global Expert Mission to the US on AMR. We will share findings and recommendations of the mission and also hear from leading experts on AMR from both the UK and US. The event will give an international perspective of AMR research and will provide opportunities to network, build connections, identify potential collaborations and learn outcomes.