UK Research
23 Sep 2010
4th annual conference: the future of research funding. Held at Inmarsat Conference Centre, London

This year’s national research conference provided one of the first opportunities to learn about the Government’s unfolding plans from senior figures.

Programme
10:00
John O’Leary, Editor, Policy Review Magazine
Welcome and introduction by the Conference Chair

10:10
Paul Marshall Executive Director, 1994 Group
The future landscape of academic research

10:30
Dr David Docherty Chief Executive, Council for Industry and Higher Education
Optimising knowledge transferships and collaborations

10:50
Phil Sooben Director of Policy and Administration, Economic and Social Research Council
An update on research policy and funding priorities

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:25
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:55
Panel discussion: Examining the social, cultural, environmental and economic impact
Professor John Scott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Plymouth Professor Nigel Vincent, Vice-President Research and Higher Education Policy, British Academy Professor Rick Rylance, RCUK Champion for Research Careers

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Dr Janet Metcalfe, Chair and Head, VITAE
Developing research leaders of the future

14:20
Professor Richard Jones Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, University of Sheffield
Assessment of impact of research

14:40
David Cairncross, Senior Policy Adviser, Enterprise and Innovation Group, CBI
Funding for research and innovation: a business perspective

15:00
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Seminar 1: Reporting procedures, technology to assess impact
Dr Rosa Scoble, Head, Research Strategy and Evaluation Unit, Planning and Policy Department, Brunel University

15:30
Seminar 2: Support for graduates and early-career researchers
Anne Goodman, Hub Manager, VITAE South West and Wales

15:30
Seminar 3: Managing intellectual property and copyright in academic research
Diana Galpin, Senior Legal Adviser, Research and Innovation, University of Southampton