The Astellas Innovation Debate, organised and funded by Astellas, is an annual event exploring the role of innovation in modern society.
Astellas is a global company with a simple vision – to discover and develop medicines that change the lives of patients in disease areas with unmet medical need. By focusing our efforts on fields where new therapies are urgently required, we work to ensure that investment in medical knowledge and innovation will return the greatest benefit to the patients who need it most. A fifth of our global annual sales is invested in research and development.
Innovation is the foundation on which Astellas’ success as a company, and our ethos of CHANGING TOMORROW™, are built. That’s why we are committed to inspiring creative thinking and innovation globally – and it’s why we organise and fund the Astellas Innovation Debate.
Each year the Debate explores the role of innovation and creative thinking in tackling the biggest issues facing society. Now approaching its fourth year, the Astellas Innovation Debate has a growing reputation as a high-profile forum for lively debate among the world’s biggest thinkers.
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The Royal Institution of Great Britain
The Astellas Innovation Debate 2016 will be broadcast live from The Royal Institution of Great Britain, a pioneering organisation whose discoveries have helped shape the modern world.
Since its formation in 1799, Royal Institution scientists like Michael Faraday have been at the very forefront of research and innovation. Two centuries on, the organisation remains committed to discovery, inspiration and imagination.