Book your places on two Innovate UK events

The first has a focus on Knowledge Transfer partnerships (KTPs) and the second looks at the wider range of calls open through Innovate UK.

Event 1

Finding, Applying and Managing Innovate UK-KTP Projects

29 January 2020
G028 (Cadman Studios/Cadman Lecture Theatres)

Dr Russ Bromley (Knowledge Transfer Adviser ‑ Shropshire, Staffordshire, South East Cheshire – Knowledge Transfer Network)
Holly HOAR (Research Development and Funding  Manager, Research Innovation and Impact Services)
Alastair Dawes (CDT Academic Practice Learning Manager)
Professor Huseyin Seker (CDT Associate Dean – Research & Enterprise)

Organised by Associate Dean Huseyin Seker

Please use the attendance buttons on this IRIS link to show if you are coming to this event

Event 2

Using Innovate UK Funding to grow research and industry

When: 8:30-9:30am Wednesday 26 February 2020

Who: Ewa Bloch Regional Manager Innovate UK

Where: LT111/113 Ashley Building, Staffordshire University, Leek Road,  Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF

Staffordshire University are holding a 1 hour information session on Innovate UK. Part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Innovate UK seeks to bring together researchers and businesses to develop new ideas that drive productivity and economic growth.

As part of their remit to drive innovation, a range of competitively-tendered funding opportunities are managed by Innovate UK. The programmes, which encourage partnerships between research institutions and the business community, are designed to focus on highly-specific areas of development across a huge range of applications; from biofuel turbines to foot prosthetics.

This funding is not just linked to you having a product to develop, if a company is developing an idea, they may need academics to carryout research to understand what makes the product a success. This could be carrying our psychological research to see if an AI product is user friendly, or talking to people to see if an VR tool actually alleviates pain. Our academic knowledge can put us in an excellent position to really understand what makes people or businesses tick.

This event will provide information on Innovate UK funding, and give examples of projects explaining how Universities have contributed towards them. It is open to academic researchers and businesses interested in knowing more about the funding.

If you would like to attend, please register using this Eventbrite link.

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About Holly Hoar

I am the Development Officer (Research & Funding) in Research, Business and Employability Services. The Research team provides information to University staff on external funding, partners, and innovation activities. The team works with researchers and academic staff to help diversify income for Staffordshire University. Our Research and Funding Blog contains information on funding opportunities and the activities of the team. See my staff profile here