Overview

07 Jul, 20229:00 am-4:20 pm
Online Conference

The Data Breakdown: HE Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) will offer the latest practical insights on utilising the HE-BCI dataset to drive strategic planning, performance management and business development within the knowledge exchange ecosystem. This interactive event will allow attendees to consider the next steps for HESA’s HE-BCI Major Review and how the dataset will change for the 2022/23 collection and beyond.

This Data Breakdown will offer 6 extended and interactive workshop sessions allowing the sector to take a detailed look at the value of HE-BCI and explore innovation across the sector in harnessing the dataset to maximize knowledge exchange interaction and impact.

The deep dive sessions and workshops include: 

  • HESA Data Clinic: The Next Steps for the HE-BCI Major Review
  • Research England: How HE-BCI Data Informs Funding Allocations and Knowledge Exchange Assessment
  • PraxisAuril: Using HE-BCI to Drive Engagement and Business Development within the Knowledge Exchange Ecosystem
  • Workshop: Understand Your Market Position: Benchmarking, Measuring Performance and Assessing Progress
  • Workshop: Utilising HE-BCI to Drive Planning and Enhance Your Knowledge Exchange Strategy
  • Workshop: HE-BCI Submissions – Enhancing Your Approach to the Return and Preparing for 2023 Changes

Expert Speakers and Practitioners

Emma Wakeling photo
Emma Wakeling
Head of Knowledge Exchange and Business Engagement
University of Suffolk

Agenda

9:00 am
Online Login and Registration
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Emma Wakeling
Emma Wakeling
Head of Knowledge Exchange and Business Engagement
University of Suffolk
Confirmed
9:40 am
HESA Data Clinic: The Next Steps for the HE-BCI Major Review

This ‘Clinic’ session will provide an update on the development of HESA’s approach to HE-BCI, how the dataset will evolve and what this means for an institution’s planning up to 2023.

  • Showcasing the first developments of the 18-month project and exploring opportunities for upcoming sector consultation
  • Examining objectives for enhancing the 2022/23 data collection and how the HE-BCI can better meet the needs of users
  • Analysing how the Review will investigate output objectives, concepts of interest and availability of data
  • Assessing how the dataset can make better use of complementary public data and place greater focus on regional innovation ecosystems
  • Developing an approach to ensure greater consistency on the application of concepts and definitions within the submission process
  • Evaluating what the Major Review will mean in practice for the sector and how HESA will seek to refine the exercise and build enhanced ingestion instruments
Hannah Browne
Hannah Browne
Lead Policy and Research Analyst
HESA
Confirmed
10:40 am
Break and Networking
11:00 am
Research England: How HE-BCI Data Informs Funding Allocations and Knowledge Exchange Assessment

This session will examine how HE-BCI data is used to inform Research England policy and assess knowledge exchange activity across the sector. This session will explore:

  • How HE-BCI data is used within Higher Education Initiative Fund (HEIF) allocations
  • The connection between the HE-BCI and Knowledge Exchange Framework and what follows the first iteration of KEF
  • The approach taken by Research England in monitoring knowledge exchange impact and activity through HE-BCI
Ellen Bamford
Ellen Bamford
Head of Data and Evidence
Research England
Confirmed
11:15 am
PraxisAuril: Using HE-BCI to Drive Engagement and Business Development within the Knowledge Exchange Ecosystem

This session will provide an assessment of how PraxisAuril members from across the knowledge exchange sector use HE-BCI in their business engagement activities and the next steps in using the dataset as a toolkit for driving growth in the interaction between research organisations and their collaborators. The session will consider:

  • Using HE-BCI to set business development and engagement priorities
  • Harnessing industry benchmarking to identify gaps in the market
  • Developing a growth-led approach to knowledge exchange through HE-BCI insight
Tamsin Mann
Tamsin Mann
Director of Policy and Communications
PraxisAuril
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
12:20 pm
Workshop: Evaluating Your Knowledge Exchange Strategy – Benchmarking, Assessing Progress and Measuring Success

This interactive workshop will explore practical approaches to using HE-BCI data to evaluate your KE strategy, identifying areas for improvement and conducting effective benchmarking exercises. The session will consider:

  • Setting strategy KPIs using HE-BCI data, and building a framework for internal KPI reporting
  • Benchmarking within the sector, using HE-BCI to understand your position within the knowledge exchange ecosystem
  • Looking beyond HE-BCI and how to factor this into strategy monitoring
  • Integrating HE-BCI into a broader model of evaluation to deliver a holistic picture of performance
Dr Sophie Collet
Dr Sophie Collet
Director of Strategy, Information and Operations, Research & Enterprise Division
University of Bristol
Confirmed
1:20 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
2:00 pm
Workshop: Utilising HE-BCI to Drive Planning and Enhance Your Knowledge Exchange Strategy

This interactive workshop session will explore how to operationalise HE-BCI results into strategic planning and formulate a long-term approach to knowledge exchange growth. The session will examine:

  • Designing approaches to maximising impact and expanding the reach of knowledge exchange through HE-BCI results
  • Formulating an institution-wide picture of community interaction and identifying areas for development
  • Building a model for performance enhancement around HE-BCI indicators to meet strategic goals
  • Linking knowledge exchange planning to decision making on investment and resourcing
  • Harnessing HE-BCI dataset to link strategic goals with implementation plans
Alicen Nickson
Alicen Nickson
Director of Research and Innovation
Cranfield University
Confirmed
Dr Sandra Messenger
Dr Sandra Messenger
Knowledge Exchange Manager
Cranfield University
Confirmed
3:00 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
3:20 pm
Workshop: HE-BCI Submissions – Enhancing Your Approach to the Return and Preparing for 2023 Changes

In January 2023 HESA will launch its new draft proposals for future data collection of the HE-BCI data return as part of their Major Review of the collection. This workshop session will offer insights for data specialists and those leading data returns on planning for changes to HE-BCI.

The session will consider:

  • Existing approaches to HE-BCI returns and the changes needed as identified in the first Consultation from HESA
  • Looking towards new statistical concepts and how to respond to the conceptual development of HE-BCI
  • How the sector’s user requirements on HE-BCI will inform future data collection
  • Planning for a cycle of change in HE-BCI data collection in the run up to the 2022/23 window
  • Practical ideas for preparation and ensuring data infrastructure and institution-wide engagement on the submission is effective
Gintare Jocaite
Gintare Jocaite
HE-BCI Return Project Lead
University of Leeds
Invited
4:20 pm
Conference Close

Audience

This Data Breakdown event is designed for all those in higher education and the private sector concerned with understanding the use of  HE-BCI data and how it can be utilised. Those in attendance will include:

  • Heads of Data
  • Heads of Market Intelligence
  • Heads of Strategic Planning
  • Data Analysts and Coordinators
  • Systems and Data Managers
  • Business Intelligence Analysts
  • Heads of Knowledge Exchange
  • Heads of Business Development
  • Heads of Commercialisation
  • Knowledge Exchange Managers
  • Directors of Innovation
  • Pro Vice Chancellors

Pricing

For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or [email protected]