Research Commercialisation in 2019: Delivering Impact for Universities & Businesses


Collaboration between universities and businesses remains a key component of the Government’s Industrial Strategy and their vision of the HE sector as a vital catalyst in driving technology forward.

Over a year on from the creation of the UKRI (and Research England) it is time for universities to take stock of their research commercialisation capabilities and assess how well they have used these bodies to facilitate knowledge exchange.

With funding opportunities, such as the £236m SIPF, bringing together research organisations, business and local leadership, universities must effectively seize these opportunities to turn excellent research and high-quality innovation into a commercial reality.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to hear how the UKRI will continue to support the sector to deliver the Government’s Industrial Strategy. Discuss the challenges around contracting, technology transfer and IP with colleagues in the sector, and learn from HEIs and partners who have successfully invested in the knowledge exchange that supports research and development partnerships.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Research Commercialisation and delivering the Government’s Industrial Strategy
  • The role of UKRI, Research England and Innovate UK in supporting universities
  • Ensuring your work aligns with Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) metrics
  • Accessing funding streams to match your institution’s priorities and partners
  • Overcoming the difficulty of turning an idea into a commercial reality
  • Success factors: facilitating commercially-promising ideas getting to market quickly
  • Building relationships that lasts: securing long-term research collaborations
  • Strategies for resourcing of commercial projects: ensuring appropriate workloads

The Event:

The morning session is a detailed look at the current knowledge exchange landscape, specifically around Research Commercialisation, and how recent investment opportunities will affect you.

The afternoon session will examine current examples of successful business-university partnerships, with specific examples of resourcing and facilitating collaborations that work for all parties.

Who Should Attend?

You will join a range of higher education stakeholders including, but not limited to, colleagues working in research and knowledge exchange, partnerships, business and innovation, impact, research commercialisation, quality assurance, as well as all others with an interest in or responsibility for knowledge exchange.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Central London | Zone 1 | Venue to be announced nearer the date

Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each

Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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