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  • Science & Technology

Science Summit: Making an Impact

  • Wednesday, 03 December 2014
  • Woburn House, London
  • 08:30 - 16:20
  • Overview

Science Summit: Making an Impact will support universities and research institutions in their strategies to achieve excellence in research and to deliver economic growth on an institutional, local and international level.

The Government responded to Sir Andrew Witty’s review by making a long term commitment to supporting universities in their mission to deliver economic growth. All too often ideas become delayed before they start to make an economic impact. How can research institutions increase collaboration, across international borders, disciplines and sectors, to speed up the process and to drive economic growth?

The outcomes of the Research Excellence Framework, the nationwide assessment of research quality in the UK, are due to be published this December. For the first time an emphasis on impact beyond academia has been included to demonstrate the wider benefits of research. How will institutions be able to benchmark outcomes from assessment and how will accountability of public investment be evaluated following the REF exercise?

Science Summit: Making an Impact is our second annual science policy event and will bring together a high level audience to tackle the biggest issues, opportunities and challenges facing science, technology and research institutions. The conference agenda is focused on the practical with interactive sessions, breakouts and whole audience feedback ensuring that real solutions are worked on throughout the day.

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  • How to bridge gaps in the innovation pipeline and avoid delays when taking ideas into the marketplace.
  • Develop a roadmap for horizon scanning, future challenges and opportunities.
  • A greater understanding of why projects fail and what would have made innovation and transition happen.
  • Learn how large scale service transformations have been managed and how these lessons can be applied in your own workplace.
  • The impact of the Research Excellence Framework and how the assessment process has informed submissions and research institutions.
  • How to benchmark outcomes from Research Excellence Framework assessments.
  • Discover how new models of research, funding and collaboration can support excellence.
  • How research institutions can increase collaboration, across international borders, disciplines and sectors, to drive economic growth.
  • Learn more about the Government’s response to the Witty Review by making a long-term commitment to supporting universities in their mission to deliver economic growth.
  • A better understanding of how to forge strong business and academic partnerships.
  • Learn what action is being taken to help universities support small and medium enterprises at the local level.
  • Learn what is being done to strengthen the links between Local Enterprise Partnerships and research institutions to drive innovation.
  • Updated progress on ‘Arrow Projects’ and further discussion on concepts that can help to drive broader economic impact.
  • Practical advice that help to generate cutting edge research and secure the potential of future technologies.

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