The Annual Research and Innovation Conference will assess the next steps in supporting world-class research and development across the higher education landscape which offers maximum impact on society and industry.

This Conference will explore the latest strategies in attracting funding and financing new high-quality research and innovation projects which support economic growth through effective scientific and technological innovations. The Conference will also offer key practical insights in enhancing global business partnerships and developing the market for new research programmes.

Reasons to Attend

how universities can attract high quality funding and investment to support new research and innovation projects

the next steps in developing effective partnerships between higher education research centres and the private sector to develop solutions for industry

strategies to enhance innovation within science and technology to support economic growth

how institutions can successfully measure impact and demonstrate outcomes from research and innovation programmes

with sector experts the latest updates and developments across the research and innovation landscape

how to successfully commercialise research projects into successful companies and start-ups

how goals within the governments Industrial Strategy are being met to increase investment in research and development to 2.4% of GDP by 2027

with leading research professionals from across the HE sector to share best practice and guidance

This Conference is specifically designed for the Higher Education and Private Sectors. Typical job titles will include:
  • Heads of Research Development
  • Deputy and Pro-Vice Chancellors
  • Deans of Research and Enterprise
  • Heads of Partnership Development
  • Directors of Research
  • Science Advisors
  • Heads of Business Development
  • Directors of Innovation and Technology
  • REF Managers
  • Professors of Science
  • Directors of Enterprise
  • Business Development Managers
  • Heads of Innovation
  • Research Policy Leads
  • Knowledge Exchange
  • Impact Managers
  • Science Managers

*This Conference is also open to the wider public and voluntary sectors to encourage networking and debate.