Working with industry – funding opportunities seminar
Submitted by Dr Terry Tudor
You are invited to a seminar on funding opportunities on Thursday March 17, from 1 to 3pm, in Newton Hall. ** Updated venue
The seminar will briefly review the advantages for university staff and students of working with industry, and explore ways to make a start, or deepen your links with businesses. There will be an opportunity to look at the financial support available from government and other sources (including European funding) to support collaborations. It will also review the characteristics of a good collaborative funding bid.
The seminar will be conducted by Professor Carolyn Roberts (Specialist) and Dr Lis Broome (Knowledge Transfer Manager), from the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), which is the engagement arm of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.
The KTN is a membership organisation with some 60,000 members spread across a variety of sectors and types of companies and other organisations in the public and voluntary sectors. Priority areas include resource efficiency, waste management, circular economies, green manufacturing generally, and the enabling technologies such as ICT. Given the recent outcomes from the Paris climate change talks, low carbon manufacturing is also a priority.
Professor Roberts and Dr Broome will be available for specific advice and follow up on potential projects after the main session.