Forthcoming RENU EVENTS

UK INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY AND THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES

1ST NOVEMBER 2018

The event on the UK industrial strategy and the role of universities will be held on 1st November 2018 at the University of Teesside.

This event s the first of two looking at how UK universities will interact with the industrial strategy.

This first event in November will give an overview of the Research Powerhouse – what role universities can play in the UK industrial strategy and will cover questions such as:

  • How universities can develop the potential of young entrepreneurs and support the industrial strategy
  • 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.
  • Bioscience clustering and university-industry interaction in sustaining cluster development
  • Cities, city regions and innovation in the context of the Industrial strategy
  • Ways in which one region in a city hinterland works with that city to achieve innovation led growth
  • How could a no-deal Brexit affect the industrial strategy in relation to universities?

 

The Research Powerhouse: Universities and the UK Industrial strategy

10:15 – 10:30 Registration and Coffee

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

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

10:35 – 11:05 The Research Powerhouse – Overview of the UK Industrial strategy and what role universities can play, speaker from BEIS tbc

11:05 – 11:35 HEIF funding, the KEF and the UK Industrial strategy, Strength in Places Fund  Rachel Tyrrell, Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange (KE) at Research England, UKRI and Programme Director for the UKRI Strength in Places Fund tbc.

11:35 – 12:35:  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; and representatives from Research England, BEIS

12:35 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15 – 1:45 Cities, city regions and innovation in the context of the Industrial strategy, speaker tbc

1:45 – 2:15 Bioscience clustering and university-industry interaction in sustaining cluster 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

To Register, please email 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