Overview

27 Apr, 20219:00 am-1:30 pm28 Apr, 20219:00 am-1:00 pm
Online Conference
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Preparing for the Post-Brexit Funding Settlement: Research, Development and Enterprise Summit will be a major sector summit supporting higher education institutions to prepare for an evolving funding landscape following Brexit.

The Summit will allow you and your institution to examine how to develop a new strategy focussed on global partnerships, close collaboration with industry and new approaches to accessing funding.

The Summit will be your opportunity to assess what your funding portfolio will look like in 2021 and beyond and how your institution can develop a long-term approach to international research following Brexit.

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

What to Expect

  • Guidance on accessing EU funding programmes Post-Brexit
  • Practical insights on how your institution can prepare for the Post-Brexit Funding Settlement
  • Live workshops on effective bidding opportunities and working successfully with new industry partners
  • Key insights from industry leaders and innovators partnering with higher education institutions
  • Analysis of what to expected from the UK R&D Roadmap following Brexit

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

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
Caroline Quest
Caroline Quest
Director, Research and Innovation
University of Bath
Confirmed
9:40 am
Reflections on Research Funding in Supporting Regional and Local Economic Growth
  • The purpose and role of Research England when considering regional and local economic growth
  • Funding place-based activities, supporting economic growth across places and regions
  • University level funding and what is next
Anna Lang
Anna Lang
Interim Associate Director of Research Funding
Research England
Confirmed
10:00 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
  • Evaluating how UK businesses and researchers can continue to gain final funding from Horizon 2020 following Brexit
  • Assessing the structure of funding, how it will be accessed and what differs from Horizon 2020
Anne Haglund-Morrissey
Anne Haglund-Morrissey
Deputy Head of Unit - Horizon Europe Association - DG Research and Innovation
European Commission
Confirmed
10:20 am
Accessing EU Funding Programmes Post-Brexit: Opportunities for UK Researchers
  • An overview of the opportunities open to UK researchers
  • A guide to where researchers can find support with their applications
  • Practical advice for researchers new to EU funding
Christina Miller
Christina Miller
Director
UK Research Office
Confirmed
10:40 am
Questions and Answers Session
11:00 am
Break and Networking
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 Dame Jessica Corner
Professor Dame Jessica Corner
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research & Knowledge Exchange
University of Nottingham
Confirmed
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
Joanna Burton
Joanna Burton
Policy Manager
Russell Group
Confirmed
12:20 pm
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups
12:30 pm
Live Workshop: Delivering Maximum Impact in the New Funding Landscape

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

Workshop: Collaboration and Partnerships in Securing Research and Innovation Funding and Maximising Impact
Dr Maggie McGowan
Dr Maggie McGowan
Director of Research and Innovation
University of Hull
Confirmed
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
Chief Executive Officer, Faraday Institution
Confirmed
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
Attracting Research Funding through High Quality Private Sector Partnerships
Dr Joe Marshall
Dr Joe Marshall
Chief Executive
National Centre for Universities & Business (NCUB)
Confirmed
10:20 am
Questions and Answers Session
10:40 am
The Sector Meet Up: Connecting and Networking
11:40 am
Flash Talks: Private Partnerships, Innovation and High Impact Knowledge Exchange

In this series of speed “flash talks” you will be able to hear fresh perspectives from  businesses and innovators at the forefront of supporting high impact knowledge exchange.

Flash Talk A: Gone But Not Forgotten? UK participation in Horizon Europe

The end of 2020 saw multiple events combine to make navigation of Research funding opportunities a challenging and new experience – the renewed optimism about Covid at the start of the vaccination program; the final completion of Brexit and associated uncertainty regarding UK participation in EU funded programmes; and the change in those programmes themselves as Horizon 2020 closed and Horizon Europe partnerships and agenda began to solidify.  The good news is, UK participation in Horizon Europe is secured.  Now it just remains to successfully gather some funding.

Dr Dan Warren
Dr Dan Warren
Director, Advanced Network Research
Samsung R&D UK
Confirmed
Flash Talk B: Collaborating with UK Academia
  • Becoming an established international partner with UK academia
  • Reaffirming global Britain as a science superpower
Michael Hill-King
Michael Hill-King
Collaboration Director
Huawei
Confirmed
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
Professor David Sampson
Professor David Sampson
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation
University of Surrey
Confirmed
Laura Wilton
Laura Wilton
Head of International Affairs - Europe and Asia
Royal Society
Confirmed
Sally Puzey
Sally Puzey
Director of Research Services
Coventry University
Confirmed
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 (HE & Public Sector)
    £295 + VAT
  • Online Conference (Voluntary Sector Small < £1m Income)
    £195 + VAT
  • Online Conference (Voluntary Sector Large > £1m Income)
    £245 + VAT
  • Online Rate (Private)
    £395 + VAT
For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or [email protected]