Knowledge Exchange in the Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts 9-11 December 2019

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Contact the course organiser: ciara.mcgahey@praxisauril.org.uk 

 

PraxisAuril is once again working with ASTP-Proton to deliver a sector-specific course which develops the skills and approach of the knowledge exchange and commercialisation professional in line with the characteristics of the Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (SSHA) sector.

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for early stage career Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation professionals working in the Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (SSHA) with up to 3 years' experience, or those with longer experience in KEC who have recently moved into a role in this sector.

Why should I attend this course?

In the past its been assumed that Knowledge Exchange in SSHA is merely a subset of more general KE activity, but this approach leaves the discussion dominated by case studies in science and an emphasis on ‘hard’ IP.SSHA involves a wider range of IP, of engagement and knowledge exchange activities, and of eventual impacts in the wider world. The growing community of KE professionals across Europe is finding new ways to build relationships between SSHA researchers and businesses, public organisations and communities.

We have consulted widely with senior SSHA professionals across Europe (including the UK) to find out the types of issues faced and topics that would be useful. We then sought practitioners who could speak with authority and from personal experience. The programme includes contributions from several countries and reflects (some of) the diversity of institutions and partnerships in SSHA.

We hope that the mixing of communities and experiences from a wider diversity of institutions and countries gives us all new perspectives on our profession.

What will I learn from the course?

  • Different types of ‘intellectual assets’ possessed by researchers in SSHA
  • Drivers for knowledge exchange in the sector
  • The nature of the third-party relationships that help facilitate exchange & impact
  • How value is captured and ways of measuring success
  • Best practice in structuring, incentivising and resourcing the activity
  • Identify & capture value
  • Grow value over longer timescales
  • Unlocking financial and non-financial benefits
  • Working without relying on formal IP
  • Build and use a network of contacts gained through the course

The course also focuses on networking, providing a valuable platform to meet peers, discuss best practice, and interact with the course team and other contributors.

PLEASE NOTE: There may be a requirement for delegates to undertake some pre-course work/reading before the course begins.

What makes this course different to others available in the sector?

PraxisAuril can deliver this training from the unique perspective of KE practitioners. We see the world from the same angle as you do!

We draw on a wide diversity of experienced SSHA practitioners from the UK and mainland Europe and will use cases drawn exclusively from the SSHA field. The course is being run in partnership with ASTP Proton – enabling us to share experience from colleagues from throughout continental Europe.

In common with all our courses we’re using a mixture of cases, scenarios and examples as a basis of group discussion and break-outs.

Programme (coming soon)

The course fee includes:

  • Attendance at all lectures and workshops
  • Training and reference materials (electronic or otherwise)
  • Registration event (including buffet dinner & drinks*) on Monday 10 December 2018
  • Networking event (including buffet dinner & drinks*) on Tuesday 11 December 2018
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch every day

* Please note that there is no reduction in the course fee if you choose not to attend the evening events.

View Venue, accommodation & further information (coming soon)

12 ATTP Points

9th December - 11th December

Cambridge

Pricing
Course Fee (Members £965) £ 1295.00

Meet the Speakers/Trainers

Dr. Andrew Wray

Course Director
Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager, University of Bristol
Andrew has worked in science communication and business for 20 years, initially in academic publishing, and for the past 7 years as Knowledge Exchange Manager at the University of Bristol. He directs the strategy and management of funds for the economic and social impact of research across all disciplines including Impact Acceleration Accounts and HEIF funds. In addition, Andrew guides academic teams in developing impact strategies for their research programmes and creating collaborative partnerships with companies, charities and government organisations. Since 2011 he has led Bristol’s support for the AHRC funded REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub comprising 5 universities and the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol. For REF 2014 he guided the impact submissions for philosophy, social policy and physics. Andrew manages the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account in Bristol and works with academics on knowledge exchange and commercialisation projects across the arts, humanities and social sciences. Andrew sits on the Professional Development Committee for PraxisAuril.

Christoph Köller

Co-Course Director
Managing Director, Görgen & Köller GmbH
Christoph is a co-founder and managing partner of Görgen & Köller GmbH (G&K), a science consultancy company based in Germany. He especially supports research institutions and SMEs which intend to create impact of their research results in society and industry. He has developed and applied innovation evaluation and management methodologies as well as innovation processes which find widespread use by his clients. Christoph has conducted various projects in the field of innovation management and knowledge & technology transfer with major research facilities from Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Leibniz Association, and universities. He is currently engaged in projects focusing on the impact of humanities and social sciences in Germany and Europe. Christoph is frequently invited as an expert or speaker to workshops and symposia for innovation management and knowledge transfer, especially on the topic of knowledge transfer from humanities’ & social sciences’ research. Furthermore, he belongs to several pools of experts and evaluators on knowledge transfer from research organisations, also focusing on the transfer from humanities and social sciences at EC, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and in Germany, Austria, and Finland. Christoph is member of ASTP-Proton (EUR), AUTM (USA), ISPIM (EUR) and TII (EUR). He recently established and leads a special interest group on social sciences and humanities valorisation at ASTP-Proton.

Dr. Mark Mann RTTP

Co-Course Director
Innovation Lead, Humanities and Social Sciences, Oxford University Innovation
After a degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in carbon nanotubes and electron emission, Mark continued as a Research Associate at Cambridge University Engineering Department, diversifying into nanotechnology, thin films, devices and displays. Whilst there he also undertook undergraduate teaching of both Physics and Electrical Engineering, project-managed UK government and EU-sponsored collaborative projects and undertook a variety of graduate and undergraduate teaching. In 2010, Mark left Cambridge to join the BBC’s Research & Development Department where he retrained as a software engineer and conducted research in music information retrieval, audio broadcasting, and mobile and second screen applications. His research then focussed on image processing, especially with regard to sport. He then moved into technology transfer, covering all the technology the BBC had to license before joining Oxford University Innovation as a Technology Transfer Manager in 2015.

Ciara McGahey

Events Coordinator, PraxisAuril
I am the Event Coordinator responsible for this event. If you need to contact me please email ciara.mcgahey@praxisauril.org.uk or phone 01223 659951.
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