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FALLING WALLS SCIENCE START-UP OF THE YEAR 2019

BECOME THE FALLING WALLS SCIENCE START-UP OF THE YEAR 2019

8 /9 NOVEMBER | BERLIN

 

WHERE SCIENCE MEETS BUSINESS

Falling Walls Venture is a global platform for the most promising research-based start-ups nominated by academic institutions from across the world. We provide a stage for pioneering founders who have turned science into business, creating entrepreneurial solutions for today’s most pressing challenges. The fast-paced pitch event is part of the 2-day Falling Walls Conference.

HEIF, KEF and now KEC: welcoming the KE Concordat

Recently there have been multiple discussions about the relationships between multiple different acronyms. The latest 'kid on the block' is KEC - the Knowledge Exchange Concordat - which is published today. This has been developed by a group led by Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, supported by Universities UK and Research England and with contributions from several members of PraxisAuril. 

Research England and Universities delivering the Industrial Strategy

Today Research England is publishing report summarising how universities are working to deliver the Government's Industrial Strategy. This focusses on use of the additional funds provided by Government for Research England to allocate for knowledge exchange through Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF).

Research England launches Knowledge Exchange Framework consultation

 

Research England has today published a document detailing proposals for how the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) could work and would like to hear the HE sector’s views on these proposals. The proposals set out in the document aim to implement a Government policy priority for the KEF set out in the Industrial Strategy White Paper in 2017.

Spinouts UK Quarterly: playing to one's strengths

This Quarter's edition of Spinouts UK looks at the ways in which universities can make the most of their environment: a hot-topic as the KEF and local industrial strategies dominate policy conversations in the sector, both seeking to understand and exploit the dynamics of research, business and locality. Spotlights on Swansea and the MIRA project in the Midlands are both great examples of playing to local strengths.

Research England Development (RED) Fund for research and KE

Research England has launched a new fund to drive innovation in research and knowledge exchange in higher education. The RED Fund commits up to £25 million in annual funding with an ongoing application and approval process, meaning that potential bidders can plan strategically but also act as opportunities arise providing they meet with at least one of the current RE priorities: