Funding opportunities for knowledge exchange


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Summary of current funding opportunities for knowledge exchange. Given as part of ACES/CSID workshop on "Achieving Research Impact" at the University of Aberdeen in January 2011

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Funding opportunities for knowledge exchange

  1. 1. Liz Rattray<br />Research & Innovation<br />Achieving research impact event<br />19thJanuary 2011<br />
  2. 2. Routes<br />Outputs Mechanisms Impact Papers CPD Products<br />Students Consultancy Services<br />Patents KTPs Jobs<br />Other pubs. & Collaborative R Policy change<br />Dissemination Placements Health benefit<br /> Exchanges Measurable<br /> Licensing Reduced costs<br /> Companies Visitor numbers<br /> Engagement<br /> examples<br />
  3. 3. RCUK approach<br />Impact embraces all the extremely diverse ways in which research-related knowledge and skills benefit individual, organisations and nations by: <br />fostering global economic performance, and specifically the economic competitiveness of the United Kingdom; <br />increasing the effectiveness of public services and policy; <br />enhancing quality of life, health and creative output.<br />
  4. 4. Collaborative Research<br /> Collaborative Research grants, cross council<br />Collaborative Training<br /> CASE, DTGs , ATPs, KTPs<br />People and Exchange Programmes<br />KTNs, Brokerage and events<br />Commercialisation and Development<br /> Training, support for enterprise, follow on funds and awards<br /><br />
  5. 5. Follow on Funds<br /><ul><li>NERC – Follow on Fund (2/2/11)</li></ul>For technology based products, selling knowledge based consultancy, NERC funded data sets,.<br />Case studies – Geotek Ltd, Cybersense, data visualisation tool <br />EPSRC – date to be announced<br />AHRC - Open<br />ESRC – Due to open but note major changes to funding schemes<br />
  6. 6. PEOPLE EXCHANGE<br /><ul><li> Interchange Fellows (BBSRC 1/2/11)
  7. 7. Industrial Impact Placements
  8. 8. Policy placements (NERC and ESRC)
  9. 9. Marie Curie (ITNs)
  10. 10. Business placements (ESRC)
  11. 11. KT Fellows (AHRC)
  12. 12. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) (All)</li></li></ul><li>Awards and Incentives<br />Creating impacts from excellent research. <br /><ul><li> Excellence with Impact BBSRC (closed)
  13. 13. Innovator of the Year BBSRC(closed)
  14. 14. Medical Futures Innovation Awards Medical Futures
  15. 15. Impact Awards Impact Awards  (Praxis Unico) (usually March)</li></ul>Environmental Impact<br />This award recognises projects that have made an outstanding environmental impact, through successful knowledge transfer. University of Stirling for Bumblebee Conservation Trust<br />Public Policy and Service Impact<br />This award recognises projects that have made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of public policy or public services, through successful knowledge transfer.  Robert Gordon University for Counterweight<br />
  16. 16. Example – ESRC/NERC Networking event - UK ERC<br />UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), University of Warwick 26 June - 1 July 2011<br />The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) is holding its seventh annual Energy Summer School from 26 June - 1 July 2011 at the University of Warwick. There will be 100 places available for UK and international students.<br />The School has been specifically designed to give first and second year PhD students an understanding of energy systems as a whole and of pathways to low-carbon and resilient energy systems. We welcome applications from those engaged in energy-related research including technical, physical, social, economic, environmental and business aspects of energy and energy systems.<br />There is no charge for registered research students to attend the School; UKERC will provide accommodation and all meals and materials for activities. The School is conducted in English, and as it is highly interactive a good standard of comprehension and spoken English is essential.<br />Nominations are now open until 17.00 GMT Thursday, 17 March 2011. For convenience we ask that the student completes the nomination form, but they will need to include details of their nominator as confirmation of endorsement.<br />
  17. 17. Energy Programme review<br />International review of the RCUK energy programme<br />Presentations and extensive consultation<br />Engagement and impact with industry/policy – a key element<br />Recommendations – New cross-Council Group to coordinate research into sustainable bioenergy (18 January 2011)<br />
  18. 18. Creating and using networks<br />Scottish KT Network (social science) – managed by Interface – Abdn event due<br />Using the KTNs<br />Using EU networks <br />People Exchange schemes<br />Consultancy and CPD provision<br />Nominate/apply to take part in “sand pits”, scoping meetings and briefing sessions – otherwise could be closed<br />
  19. 19. Other sources<br />Other government departments (DIFD, RERAD)<br />Charities (e.g Gates Foundation, Wellcome)<br />International funders (WHO, World Bank)<br />EU<br />Royal Society<br />
  20. 20. Getting started – useful resources<br />Identifying end users and involve them at an early stage<br />R&I and Interface<br />SFC Voucher Scheme (£5k)<br />Internal Knowledge Exchange awards<br />Ensuring Follow on schemes are reviewed at end of project funding<br />EU and other govern depts.<br />Respond to tenders, provision of expertise, register as experts<br />
  21. 21. Contacts<br />June Middleton (<br />Lisa Kandala (<br />Andrew Phillips ( <br />Yan Wang ( <br />EU - Crystal Anderson (<br />- Helena Rogers/Kerry Kidd (<br /><br />
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