Research Commercialisation in 2019: Delivering Impact for Universities & Businesses

Confirmed speakers:

  • Alice Frost, Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England
  • Professor Graeme Reid, Chair of Science and Research Policy, UCL and Strategic Advisor to NCUB
  • Laura Woods, Director of Academic Enterprise, Teesside University
  • Tim Brundle, Director of Research & Innovation, Ulster University
  • Paul Mason, Director for Responsive Programmes, Innovate UK
  • Ashleigh McConnell, Research & Development Manager, AMLO Biosciences
  • Rob Maunder, Professor, University of Southampton, CEO, Accelercom


Collaboration between universities and businesses remains a key component of the Government’s Industrial Strategy and their vision of the HE sector as a vital catalyst in driving technology forward. With UKRI now operating across the UK with a combined budget of more than £7 billion, now is the time for universities to take stock of their research commercialisation capabilities and work alongside businesses, charities and government to turn excellent research and high-quality innovation into a commercial reality.

Join us on Thursday 14th November for an up to date brief on how the UKRI will continue to support the sector to deliver the Government’s Industrial Strategy and and what funding opportunities are available to promote knowledge, talent and ideas. At this event we will discuss the challenges around contracting, technology transfer and IP with colleagues in the sector, and learn from HEIs and partners who have successfully invested in the knowledge exchange that supports research and development partnerships.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Research Commercialisation and delivering the Government’s Industrial Strategy
  • The role of UKRI, Research England and Innovate UK in supporting universities
  • Ensuring your work aligns with Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) metrics
  • Accessing funding streams to match your institution’s priorities and partners
  • Overcoming the difficulty of turning an idea into a commercial reality
  • Success factors: facilitating commercially-promising ideas getting to market quickly
  • Building relationships that lasts: securing long-term research collaborations
  • Strategies for resourcing of commercial projects: ensuring appropriate workloads

The event:

The morning session is a detailed look at the current knowledge exchange landscape, specifically around Research Commercialisation, and how recent investment opportunities will affect you.

The afternoon session will examine current examples of successful business-university partnerships, with specific examples of resourcing and facilitating collaborations that work for all parties.

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, research commercialisation, quality assurance, as well as all others with an interest in or responsibility for knowledge exchange.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

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Thursday 14th November 2019

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT

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