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Research and innovation: delivering impact, managing uncertainty

4 Dec 2019, 09:30 - 17:00
20 Tavistock Square 
United Kingdom


What role can universities’ research and innovation strategies play in meeting some of the most pressing societal and political issues currently facing the UK and the world? How can institutions and individual researchers access and take advantage of new investment and partnership opportunities, maximise the impact of research, and ensure that the benefits of university research are widely understood?

This one-day, national conference will explore ways to unlock and communicate the value of university research and innovation in order to optimise its impact for individual researchers, institutions and wider society. It will appeal to those with strategic responsibility for research and innovation in universities, research institutes, the wider higher education sector, and active researchers. Particular focus will be placed on: 

  • Developing effective strategies for research and innovation that meet current and emerging needs.
  • Understanding and leveraging the value of business partnerships, both nationally and internationally, for research and innovation.
  • Regulating and promoting good research practice.
  • Engaging the public in research and innovation.
  • Effecting policy change through research and innovation.

Why should you attend?

These are unpredictable times for UK universities. In the context of political, social and environmental upheaval, it is more vital than ever that universities can demonstrably deliver impact through research and innovation both to secure their own future and to support and respond to some of the most pressing issues facing communities both nationally and across the world. 

Whether you’re an institutional leader keen to understand how to develop an outstanding research and innovation strategy, a Principal Investigator interested in how to promote effective research practice within your team or an individual researcher curious about how to use your research and skills to lobby for change in government policy, this conference will offer something for you. The event aims to provide delegates with practical ideas and opportunities to discuss how to optimise the impact of research and innovation through effective strategy, partnerships, regulation, communication and engagement.

Who should attend?

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Research & Enterprise
  • Director of Research and Innovation/ Head of Research and Innovation
  • Associate Dean
  • Reader
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer/Senior lecturer
  • Policy Analyst

If you have any questions about this or any other of our events, please contact us on events@universitiesuk.ac.uk or 020 7419 5535.

We also have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Esther Dudley, Head of Events and Engagement for information. tel: 020 7419 5412; email: esther.dudley@universitiesuk.ac.uk.

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


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