AHSS Business Engagement and Commercialisation Network Workshop

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Join colleagues across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences business engagement, research and knowledge transfer, commercialisation, and everything in between or related, for an afternoon of discussion. Held twice a year, these events allow a network of staff across these functions to present and discuss topics affecting the landscape of engagement.


Venue: The course will be held at Crowne Plaza Harrogate


Timing: 12:00-16:00


Draft Agenda:


  • 12:00-13:00 Registration & Lunch
  • 13:00-13:10 Welcome, Introductions, and Praxis-Auril SIG
  • 13:10-13:30 Updates from “splinter groups” formed at last meeting (details to follow)
  • 13:30-14:00 Update from funders: AHRC, ESRC (details to follow)
  • 14:00-14:30 Break
  • 14:30-15:00 Presentations from colleagues
    • Anne-Sofie Laegran (University of Edinburgh) – Historic Board Games and Music
    • Isla Miller/Charmaine (Warwick Ventures) – Venture Into Business Engagement, a programme to find out how academics can collaborate with business to develop their research further and create more social impact.
  • 15:00-16:00 Un-conference sessions: breakout groups to discuss challenges and other topics of interest
  • 16:00-16:15 Wrap-up & Close

The current organising group of the network consists of:

Andy Newnham – University of Birmingham

Andrew Wray – Bristol University

Anne Sofie Laegran – University of Edinburgh

Britta Wyatt – Oxentia Ltd

Bruce Ethrington – Cardiff University

Isla Millar – University of Warwick

Mark Mann – Oxford University


Please note the PraxisAuril Conference is being held at the same venue, further details are available here

12th June 2019 - 12th June