To mark its tenth anniversary in 2015, the Arts and Humanities Research Council will support number of activities for celebrating and promoting the achievements and the role of the arts and humanities research community.
A call, ending on 18th December 2014, invites Higher Education Institutions to host national debates that address the theme ‘The way we live now’, and explore specific aspects of our human world, such as The City, Identity, The Book, Faith, Diversity, The Nation.
A series of five to six national debates are planned to be supported and held at universities and cultural organisations around the UK at intervals during the year. Each debate should feature three to four speakers, and should allow plenty of time for audience participation.
Only one application is accepted per institution. Each debate may receive up to £7,500 from AHRC, with matched funding required from the host organisation. Each organisation may host one or two events.
A Horizon 2020 call, for supporting Universities to become Open Innovation Centres for their region, will be launched on 10/12/2014 with a total budget of €13,670,000.
The term Open Innovation “assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as they look to advance their technology.” Henry Chesbrough, Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm, 2006.
Implementing a model of open innovation is naturally associated with a number of risk and challenges, including the possibility of revealing intellectual property. However, numbers of successful initiatives exist and Universities can act as a trusted intermediary to bring multiple parties together and to allow them to collaborate in a hosted and trusted way.
The actions under this topic will help universities, companies and public authorities to enhance their capacity to engage in science 2.0 and open innovation. They will build or reinforce structures and mechanisms to support effective linkages for innovation between universities and companies and other employment sectors, and provide freely accessible innovation training platforms, including digital platforms.
If you are interested in getting involved with European funded projects and to know more about Horizon 2020, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to register to: Be a Part of European Funding – Thursday 20 November – LT114/116 Ashley Building, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent.
In its capacity as UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, UKRO will be running two information and proposal writing events for the 2015 Innovative Training Network (ITN) scheme, for which the call is currently open.
The events aim to provide participants with an in-depth overview of the ITN scheme. Participants should gain a clear understanding of the proposal format and the key issues relating to planning, writing and submitting proposals. Events University of Manchester, Manchester, Thursday 16 October 2014 London, venue and date will be confirmed and announced shortly. Participation in the events is free of charge and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for the Manchester event is now open and can be found via the link below. Registration and information on the London event will be available and announced shortly. The 2015 ITN call opened on 2 September and has a deadline of 13 January 2015.
UKCGE have announced the first event in a new series of seminar sessions. These sessions will be in the format of half day events and will provide delegates with the opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions about specific post-graduate related issues.
This event will feature a discussion session on the topic of Building a Postgraduate Research Community. The event will be of relevance to a range of academic staff including heads of graduate schools and research leaders. The session will begin with a brief overview of post-graduate research education and student numbers in the UK to set the scene for the discussion. The discussion itself will be delegate led and therefore those attending on the day will have the opportunity to shape the direction of the discussion. But it is anticipated that it will cover a range of aspects relevant to building a postgraduate research community including examining the different sorts of postgraduate students and communities, considering examples of schemes currently used by institutions to build communities and the impact these have on PGR students. By sharing in the discussion challenges faced and examples of good practice, delegates will leave with an increased understanding of how a postgraduate research community can be built.
Further details can be found here:
The workshop will take place in the Ashley Centre,in Stoke-on-Trent. A map of the campus can be downloaded by clicking here
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