Cabot Institute Knowledge Exchange Workshop

25 January 2012, 2.00 PM - 25 January 2012, 2.00 PM

Verdon Smith Room, IAS, Royal Fort House

What is knowledge exchange, and how might it enhance my research?

Researchers work with a variety of partners to ensure that their work is of direct relevance to and benefits society and the economy.  Policy makers and regulators, industry and business, non-governmental organisations and charities are all potential knowledge exchange partners.  With Cabot’s work spanning many areas of contemporary societal concern, there is significant scope for developing exciting and beneficial relationships with a range of local, national and international organisations.

In this practical workshop for researchers interested in getting involved in knowledge exchange (KE), well hear from researchers in science, social science and engineering about their KE experiences, and from University support staff that facilitate KE.

You will have the chance to work on a KE plan for your research by considering the ways in which research could be applied, potential non-academic collaborators, and the activities or grants which could build and sustain a relationship. University support staff can provide further support for developing KE plans and getting projects started (from consultancy, to CASE PhDs or KTPs, to long-term strategic partnerships).

The afternoon will finish with refreshments and nibbles.

Provisional programme:

2:00 pm   Introducing knowledge exchange – What is it and why?

Andrew Wray, Knowledge Exchange Manager, UoB Research and Enterprise Development

2:10 pm   Case Study: Steve Simpson, NERC KE Fellow, School of Biological Sciences. 

Climate change, the marine environment and fisheries Read more about Steve’s work.

2:30 pm  Case Study: Chris Preist, Computer Science

Working across the academic-industry divide in computer science

2:50 pm  Case study: Bronwen Morgan, School of Law, and Katie Alcott, Frank Water (TBC)

Ethical Consumerism, Social Enterprise and a Transnational Partnership for Clean Water in India

3:10 pm   Group work – developing your own KE plan

4:10 pm   Questions and feedback from the groups

4:20 pm   Funding opportunities and follow-up – Andrew Wray

4:30 pm   Refreshments

Please register for a place at this workshop.



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