UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced a shortlist of 24 projects from across the UK in the first phase of its Strength in Places Fund. Each of the projects has been awarded up to £50k in early-stage funding, which will allow applicants to develop full-stage bids. Teams behind these projects will submit bids to UKRI in late 2019, with four to eight of the strongest to receive between £10m and £50m each to carry out projects designed to drive substantial economic growth in places across the UK and in diverse technology and industry sectors.
As part of my role in BBSRC, I work at the interface between funding research and helping universities to realise their impact from these investments. In recent years, I have seen a resurgence of the use of metrics to measure the outputs of research. As more money is being committed to research and knowledge exchange, we are increasingly being asked what difference this is making to the economy and society.
Hosted at Earlham Institute on the Norwich Research Park, UK, enjoy visiting our world-class bioscience facilities and discover our exceptional research laboratories, latest techologies and the talented people that work here to facilitate exploring and decoding living systems.
In case you are new to RTTP, RTTP it is the international professional standard for knowledge exchange and commercialisation practitioners working in universities, industry and government labs.
RTTP gives international recognition and validates 5 core competencies:
PraxisAuril, the UK’s world-leading professional association for knowledge exchange practitioners, is partnering with Oxentia, Oxford’s Global Innovation Consultancy, to deliver a series of training courses in new international markets.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) part of UK Research and Innovation, is currently seeking proposals to the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowship programme which supports researchers who wish to play a key role in the commercialisation of their research.
RSE Enterprise Fellowships provide a salary, mentoring and formal business training, allowing the Enterprise Fellow to focus solely on developing their business over a 12-month period.
Anji Miller, Senior Business Manager at LifeArc
The Science and Technology Facilities Council supports innovation opportunities arising from its research portfolio through the commercialisation of technologies, industrial use of the National Laboratories and the creation of innovation eco-systems on the National Science and Innovation Campuses at Sci-Tech Daresbury and Harwell.
Marusela Oliveras Salvá, PhD, RTTP, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London
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PRE-CONFERENCE DAY AT MIRA TECHNOLOGY PARK - Monday 1 April 2019
This is a pre-conference event at MIRA Technology Park allowing delegates to experience cutting edge motor engineering and find out more about the MIRA Technology Institute (MTI) - the new training facility at the Park.
Free to UKSPA members BUT spaces are very limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. Non-members just £50 plus VAT.