Alice Frost, Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England, UKRI will speak on HEIF funding, the KEF, and the Strength in Places Fund and how these will interact with the UK Industrial Strategy at an event entitled ‘The Research Powerhouse: Universities and the UK Industrial Strategy’ and will be held on 1st November 2018 at the Darlington campus of the University of Teesside.

The event is being organised by RENU.

Alice will also participate in a panel discussion on held under the Chatham House Rule to discuss issues raised in the presentations as well as issues such as:

  • What expectations does the industrial strategy have for universities from the point of view of innovation, entrepreneurship, intellectual property and income generation?
  • What is the expected timescale for delivery of these expectations?
  • How can universities expand international collaboration and innovation, especially in the EU?
  • What role should universities play in the industrial strategy, particularly in relation to KEF, HEIF and the Strength in Places Fund.
  • How could a no-deal Brexit could affect the industrial strategy in relation to universities?
  • How can universities develop the potential of young entrepreneurs and support the industrial strategy

The panel discussion will include Professor Simon Hodgson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Teesside University. Professor Hodgson will speak about how Teesside University is involved in regional university collaborations, including the THYME project.

Monika Antal, Executive Manager at Yorkshire Universities will also be on the discussion panel.

All delegates will have the opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues during the discussion. The lunchtime will also provide an opportunity to network with colleagues.

The afternoon session will include a talk by Professor Pete Tyler, Professor of Urban and Regional Economics in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge on UK Industrial Strategy and the role for a place based approach in sustaining high technology cluster based development. There will also be a presentation on Cities, city regions and innovation in the context of the Industrial strategy, Laura Woods, Director of Academic Enterprise, Teesside University.

BOOKING

To Register, please go to the website www.renu.ac.uk/events and download and complete the registration form at http://renu.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/180920_renu_registration_1stnov2018.docx and email the completed form to the administrator on admin@renu.ac.uk

Registration cost
£150 member, full day
£75 member, half day
£200 non member full day
£100 non member half day
£120 University of Teesside full day
£45 University of Teesside half day

Payment can be made online at www.renu.ac.uk/events or ask for an invoice to be sent to you, by contacting the administrator on admin@renu.ac.uk

 

AGENDA

10:15 – 10:30 Registration and Coffee

10:25 am Welcome, Professor Alison McCleery, RENU Chair

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome Professor Simon Hodgson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Teesside University, confirmed

10:45 – 11:15 The Research Powerhouse – Overview of the UK Industrial strategy and what role universities can play.

Monika Antal, Executive Manager, Yorkshire Universities

11:15 – 11:45 HEIF funding, the KEF and the UK Industrial strategy, Strength in Places Fund and the UK Industrial Strategy.

Alice Frost, Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England, UKRI

11:45 – 12:30:  Discussion Session: How can RENU Universities develop research collaborations as part of the UK Industrial strategy?

Panel to include

Professor Simon Hodgson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Teesside University confirmed;

Alice Frost, Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England, UKRI confirmed; and

Monika Antal, Executive Manager, Yorkshire Universities

This will be a roundtable discussion held under the Chatham House Rule. All delegates will have an opportunity to discuss issues surrounding the role of universities, funding and the industrial strategy

12:30 – 1:15 Networking Lunch

1:15 – 1:45 Cities, city regions and innovation in the context of the Industrial strategy, Laura Woods, Director of Academic Enterprise, Teesside University confirmed

1:45 – 2:15 UK Industrial Strategy and the role for a place based approach in sustaining high technology cluster based development, Professor Pete Tyler, Professor of Urban and Regional Economics in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge confirmed

2:15 – 2:45 Scotland’s industrial strategy, speaker from Scottish Funding Council tbc

2:45 – 3:00 Final comments and close of event

 

 

The event is being organised by the Research and Enterprise Network for Universities [RENU] www.renu.ac.uk .

Who are we?

 

RENU is a voluntary network of university managers and practitioners who have a role in research, enterprise and innovation. We are currently from 38 universities but are keen to grow.  We are not a private company; we do not make a profit and we do not lobby.  We are run by a voluntary, elected Executive Committee drawn from across our network with support from an administrator.

 

What do we do?

 

We meet every six months for focussed events to learn from decision-makers and experts about new R&E challenges and opportunities facing our sector, we share ideas, we capture best practice and we build our working partnerships.  We focus on both policy developments and operational challenges. If you want to learn from and share your experiences with a supportive network colleagues engaged in similar roles and facing similar challenges, then our events are for you.

 

Why do we do it?

 

We come together to explore solutions collectively to help us all to do our jobs better and to enable ourselves to establish excellent practice in our own institutions.