Developing a new Knowledge Exchange Framework in HE

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, Knowledge Exchange Champion and Chair, KEF Steering Group
  • Alice Frost, Head of Knowledge Exchange Policy, HEFCE
  • Dr Liam Sutton, Head of Knowledge Transfer, University of Bradford
  • Professor Sue Baxter, Director of Research, Enterprise and Social Partnerships, Brighton University
  • Laura Woods, Director of Academic Enterprise, Teesside University
  • Dr Phil Clare, Associate Director & Head of Knowledge Exchange, University of Oxford
  • Louis Coiffait, Associate Editor, Wonkhe
  • Further speakers TBC


The Government is developing a new Knowledge Exchange Framework to encourage universities to collaborate with business and the wider community. Following on the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the new framework will provide information on universities’ performance in knowledge exchange.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to hear from the Framework Champion Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice-Chancellor, Keele University and other experts on the new framework and what it means for your institution. Explore what metrics are to be used, principles and good practice in knowledge exchange, and network with delegates from across the county.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • The impact of the new framework on HEIs and knowledge exchange
  • Timescales for implementation
  • Understanding the metrics/data of the new framework and how they will affect universities’ standings
  • What will it measure? Whose actions will it measure?
  • Increasing your impact: embedding KE across your institution
  • Current good practice and learning from excellence in knowledge exchange
  • Getting the governance of technology transfer right

About the Day:

The morning session will focus on the upcoming new framework and what Universities should be doing to prepare for KEF. 

The afternoon session will focus on good practice already underway by institutions leading the way in knowledge impact and exchange. You will hear from clleagues from across the UK on successful strategies to support knowledge exchange.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Who Should Attend?

You will join a range of higher education stakeholders including, but not limited to colleagues working in research and knowledge exchange, partnerships, business and innovation, impact, head of schools, quality assurance, as well as all others with an interest in or responsibility for knowledge exchange.

Tuesday 27th March 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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