Overview

27 Apr, 20219:00 am-1:30 pm28 Apr, 20219:00 am-1:00 pm
Online Conference

The central “exchange” for new funding opportunity in R&D across the 2020s

The Post-Brexit Funding Settlement: Research, Development and Enterprise Summit will be a major sector summit delivering answers to the urgent questions over the post-Brexit funding settlement. The Summit will assess what will follow EU structural funds following Brexit, what the future will hold for Horizon Europe and how institutions can prepare for a new funding landscape in 2021 and beyond.

This summit will also be a central opportunity to meet with funders, innovators and emerging businesses from across the sector, gain insights on new funding programmes launching across 2021 and will offer practical insights from new funding partners entering the R&D sector.

Live workshops and interactive sessions will also offer engaging new insights on developing successful bids, accessing new global markets and seizing the opportunities presented by new Covid research agendas.

What to Expect

  • Major updates on the emergence of the Shared Prosperity Fund and what to expect from Horizon Europe
  • Insights on how the R&D Roadmap will improve access and deployment of research funding
  • Live sector meet ups with investors, businesses and emerging funding partners across the sector
  • Practical workshops on supporting research funding agendas and investment programmes
  • Guidance on successful research bidding and entering new global markets
  • An assessment of what the post-Brexit funding settlement looks like and how institutions can respond

Online Experience

  • AI networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • Sector based discussion groups
  • Next generation conference platform

Key Speakers

Anne Haglund-Morrissey photo
Anne Haglund-Morrissey
Deputy Head of Unit - Horizon Europe Association - DG Research and Innovation
European Commission
Christina Miller photo
Christina Miller
Director
UK Research Office

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:00 am
Online Login and Registration

Throughout the Summit you will be able to make use of:

  • AI networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:20 am
Your Tour of the Online Summit Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Higher Education Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address: Day 1
Professor Christine Raines
Professor Christine Raines
Pro Vice Chancellor (Research)
University of Essex
Invited
9:40 am
Opening Keynote: Growing Budgets and Greater Challenges

Successive governments in the UK have increased investment in research and innovation during recent years. With that extra investment, research and innovation are expected to contribute to the economy and society, helping the UK handle Covid-19; leaving the EU; industrial strategy; levelling up regional economies; an ageing population; climate change; and more.

Professor Reid will explore whether the research and innovation system in the UK  is ready for these challenges? Is it sufficiently agile? How responsive should it be to short-term challenges?

Professor Graeme Reid
Professor Graeme Reid
Chair of Science and Research Policy, University College London and Member of the Council, Research England
Confirmed
10:00 am
Accessing EU Funding Programmes Post-Brexit: Opportunities for UK Researchers

This funding update from the UK Research Office will explore:

  • How EU funding access will change following Brexit
  • The opportunities open to UK researchers
  • What EU Funding programmes may look in the future
Christina Miller
Christina Miller
Director
UK Research Office
Confirmed
10:20 am
Accessing Funding through Horizon Europe: What to Expect and How to Prepare
  • Examining the UK’s new associate membership of Horizon Europe for 2021 and beyond
  • Assessing the structure of funding, how it will be accessed and what differs from Horizon 2020
  • Sharing an action plan on how institutions and research projects can prepare for bidding and submission opportunities under Horizon Europe
  • Evaluating how UK businesses and researchers can continue to gain final funding from Horizon 2020 following Brexit
Anne Haglund-Morrissey
Anne Haglund-Morrissey
Deputy Head of Unit - Horizon Europe Association - DG Research and Innovation
European Commission
Confirmed
10:40 am
The Funding “Exchange”: Covid Research Agendas and Recovery Based Funding

This “exchange” session will allow you to speed network and interact with funders and new research projects emerging in response to the Covid crisis.

This will be your opportunity to assess what research agendas are attracting the interest of funding bodies and how research programmes can meet their expectations.

This session will allow you a direct opportunity to meet funders, make connections and learn about new funding programmes that your institution can access in response the Covid crisis.

11:20 am
Panel Discussion: The Post-Brexit Funding Settlement: How is the Sector Responding?

In this panel session sector leaders will open a dialogue on how they are forging a path towards the post-Brexit funding landscape. The session will explore:

  • How have institutions and industries responded to the end of EU structural funding?
  • How must the sector prepare for the move towards the UK Shared Prosperity Fund?
  • What will the post-Brexit funding settlement look like and what does that mean for the potential of R&D in the 2020s?
  • How can the sector remain globally competitive and enhance international partnerships in a post-Brexit funding landscape?
Professor Mark Goodwin
Professor Mark Goodwin
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement)
University of Exeter
Confirmed
Professor Anthony Hollander
Professor Anthony Hollander
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Impact
University of Liverpool
Confirmed
Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL
Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL
President
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Invited
Professor Dame Jessica Corner
Professor Dame Jessica Corner
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research & Knowledge Exchange
University of Nottingham
Invited
12:20 pm
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups
12:30 pm
Live Workshops: Delivering Maximum Impact in the New Funding Landscape

In this interactive workshop series, you will have the opportunity to engage in some of the core practical challenges facing researchers and institutions in attracting new funding.

You will be able to choose one of the three workshops below to participate in. These sessions will provide you with an opportunity to explore your implementation challenges and develop an action plan for maximising your impact following the post-Brexit funding settlement.

Workshop A: Impactful Bidding, Grant Applications and Submissions for Research Funding
Claire Bensusan
Claire Bensusan
Assistant Director, Research Support and Development (Pre-Award)
University College London
Invited
Workshop B: Successfully Attracting New Investments from Industry and Business
Chris Lord
Chris Lord
Head of Corporate Partnerships
University of Southampton
Confirmed
Workshop C: Accessing Global Markets and Maintaining EU Collaborations
Katherine Benson
Katherine Benson
Global Partnerships Manager
University of York
Invited
1:30 pm
Day 1 Summit Close, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Summit, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

9:00 am
Online Login and Registration

Throughout the Summit you will be able to make use of:

  • AI networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:20 am
Your Tour of the Online Summit Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Higher Education Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address: Day 2
Professor Pam Thomas
Professor Pam Thomas
Pro Vice Chancellor - Research
University of Warwick
Confirmed
9:40 am
A National Update from BEIS: What to Expect from Research Funding in the Post-Brexit Landscape
  • Outlining the UK’s new research funding relationship with the EU, how European research collaboration will be facilitated and what to expect from Horizon Europe
  • Assessing what will replace the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the move away from the EU structural funding regime
  • Looking towards the consultation on the UK’s new landmark Shared Prosperity Fund and the provisions for a funding structure within the UK Internal Market Act
Holly Yates
Holly Yates
Deputy Director, R&D Strategy and Finance
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Invited
10:00 am
The Design and Delivery of the Shared Prosperity Fund: How Will it Work?
  • Examining how the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will be designed to replace EU Structural funding
  • Outlining how the consultation into the fund will determine the size of the fund, the model for funding allocation, the planning period and the administration of the fund
  • Assessing the objectives of the fund in addressing economic inequality between communities, regions and across the four nations
  • Evaluating the role of Local Industrial Strategies in supporting the funding mechanism and driving economic productivity through the fund
Laura Parker-Tong
Laura Parker-Tong
Head of Investment, Cities and Local Growth Unit
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Invited
10:20 am
The Funders Meet Up: Connecting with the Innovators and Investors of the 2020s

In the centrepiece of the Research, Development and Enterprise Summit you will have an unrivalled opportunity to meet with businesses, industry leaders and the emerging funding partners of the future.

This is your opportunity to make new connections, gain insights on new programmes and assess the direction of industry investment in the 2020s.

In this session you will have the opportunity to participate in numerous small networking ‘huddles,’ as well as gain one-to-one networking time in our speed networking session.

This session is designed around the connections and conversations central to your research programmes and grant applications.

Is there a funder or organisation you think should be represented? Let us know and we will work to get them included.

One-to-One Structured Networking Opportunities
Small Group Huddles on Key Funding Opportunities
Live Meetings from Emerging Businesses and Industries
Connection Opportunities with International Researchers and Businesses
Next Generation Platform Facilitating Connections and Conversations Beyond the Summit
11:40 am
Flash Talks: Emerging Funders and New Investment

In this series of speed “flash talks” you will be able to hear fresh perspectives from emerging businesses and innovators starting to engage with the higher education sector to upscale and deliver more investment in R&D projects.

Flash Talk A: De-Risking Innovation Programmes for SMEs
Dr Danielle Hankin
Dr Danielle Hankin
Innovation Programme Manager
Yorkshire Water
Invited
Flash Talk B: Breaking into the R&D Market for the First Time
Dr Hela Garbaa
Dr Hela Garbaa
KTP Associate
Niftylift
Invited
Flash Talk C: Translating New Ideas into Commercialisation
Dik Barton
Dik Barton
Co-Founder & COO
ArmaTrex
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Panel Discussion: The R&D Roadmap: What Next in Driving Innovation from Investment?

In this panel discussion sector leaders will explore what the R&D Roadmap means for institutions and research leaders seeking to enhance their research impact and broaden their partnerships with business and enterprise. The session will explore:

  • How can the £22 billion in R&D funding by 2024/25 be harnessed to deliver maximum impact in driving research outcomes?
  • How can the UK move towards of culture of making “big bets” on ambitious programmes and embedding horizon-scanning to support rapid investment in emerging research?
  • How can the R&D Roadmap improve funding and decision-making processes to unlock innovation?
  • What should the sector expect from the R&D Roadmap in formulating a new funding settlement following Brexit?
Dr Ceri Williams
Dr Ceri Williams
Director of Research and Innovation Development
University of Leeds
Confirmed
Sally Puzey
Sally Puzey
Director of Research Services
Coventry University
Confirmed
Saniyah Testa
Saniyah Testa
Director, Research & Innovation Services
University of Surrey
Invited
1:00 pm
Day 2 Summit Close, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Summit, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

Audience

This Conference is specifically designed for research and knowledge exchange leaders across higher education, the private sector and local government. Those in attendance will include:

  • Heads of Research Development
  • Heads of Research Funding
  • Heads of Partnership Development
  • Heads of Business Development
  • Heads of Enterprise Services
  • Deans of Research and Enterprise
  • Directors of Research
  • Directors of Enterprise and Partnerships
  • Directors of Knowledge Exchange
  • Business Development Managers
  • Deans and Heads of School
  • Deputy and Pro Vice Chancellors

Pricing

  • Online Rate (Voluntary)
    £245 + VAT
  • Online Rate (HE & Public Sector)
    £295 + VAT
  • Online Rate (Private)
    £395 + VAT
For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or enquiries@insidegovernment.co.uk