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Greg Clark MP visiting White City Campus in March 2022




Greg Clark MP, Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, visited our White City Campus.

Mr Clark was hosted by Imperial’s Provost Professor Ian Walmsley at White City to see the innovation ecosystem and community programmes that Imperial builds across the Campus.

During his time as Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Mr Clark published the Industrial Strategy which set the trajectory of increases to UK research intensity. In his role as Chair of the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee, Mr Clark has been a strong advocate for research and innovation. 

Mr Clark heard about the College’s STEM education outreach at The Invention Rooms and Dangoor Reach Out Makerspace.  Mr Clark also visited the Advanced Hackspace, where he saw first-hand how the innovative ideas of Imperial staff and students were being realised with the mentorship of our HackFellows.

Greg Clark walking to I-HUB 03_03_22In the Sir Michael Uren Hub, Mr Clark was able to discuss research and developments in air pollution science with  Professor Frank Kelly, Battock Chair in Community and Health Policy. Mr Clark was responsible for setting ‘clean growth’ as a Grand Challenge of the 2017 Industrial Strategy, and Professor Kelly explained how air pollution monitoring has developed in recent years, including the studies of indoor air pollution. 

Greg Clark I-HUB reception 03_03_22At the White City Incubator, Mr Clark spoke to some of Imperial’s most exciting startup companies. Mr Clark met with FreshCheck who have created the world’s first affordable test for contamination with a simple colour changing spray. Mr Clark also visited Addionics, a company that has developed next-generation rechargeable batteries for use in electric vehicles and beyond. 

Mr Clark also had the opportunity to hear about Scale Space – a joint venture between the College and digital venture builder Blenheim Chalcot. Scale Space plays a key role in Imperial’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and is dedicated to helping scaleups innovate and grow.  



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