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What role can universities’ research and innovation strategies play in meeting some of the most pressing societal and political issues currently facing the UK and the world? How can institutions and individual researchers access and take advantage of new investment and partnership opportunities, maximise the impact of research, and ensure that the benefits of university research are widely understood?
This one-day, national conference will explore ways to unlock and communicate the value of university research and innovation in order to optimise its impact for individual researchers, institutions and wider society. It will appeal to those with strategic responsibility for research and innovation in universities, research institutes, the wider higher education sector, as well as active researchers.
Why should you attend?
These are unpredictable times for UK universities. In the context of political, social and environmental upheaval, it is more vital than ever that universities can demonstrably deliver impact through research and innovation both to secure their own future and to support and respond to some of the most pressing issues facing communities both nationally and across the world.
Whether you’re an institutional leader keen to understand how to develop an outstanding research and innovation strategy, a Principal Investigator interested in how to promote effective research practice within your team or an individual researcher curious about how to use your research and skills to lobby for change in government policy, this conference will offer something for you. The event aims to provide delegates with practical ideas and opportunities to discuss how to optimise the impact of research and innovation through effective strategy, partnerships, regulation, communication and engagement.
Who should attend?
This conference is open to all with an interest in this topic. Relevant job titles include:
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Professor Paul Boyle, Vice-Chancellor, Swansea University – invited
Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice-Chancellor, Keele University
Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UKRI - invited
James Wilsdon, Director, Research on Research Institute (RoRI) - invited
Harriet Barnes, Head of Policy (Higher Education and Skills), The British Academy
Sharon Witherspoon, Head of Policy, Academy of Social Sciences – invited
Samuel Roseveare, Policy Manager, Universities UK
Rachel Bruce, Head of Open Science, UKRI – invited
Dr Beth Thompson, Head of UK and EU Policy, Wellcome Trust
Dr Frances Downey, Head of Research Culture, UKRI
Dr Katy Gearing, Head of Industry Engagement, Royal Society
Speaker name withheld, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
Harriet Wallace, Director Science, International, BEIS - invited