Knowledge exchange and commercialisation seminars
Application deadline: apply at any time
A new initiative that provides funding and support to help deliver events to discuss, improve awareness and enable the sharing of best practice as to how knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) can deliver benefits to the economy and society from the excellent research and capabilities funded by BBSRC.
BBSRC has a responsibility to enable the optimal and successful application of the outcomes of the excellent research and capabilities it funds. It must ensure the widest benefit to society and the economy both within and beyond the UK. Such application may lead to direct financial impact through commercialisation or, more commonly, through the development of research outcomes to deliver wider benefit in a range of different areas of society and the economy.
It is therefore essential to take into account all intellectual assets associated with research activity when taking forward research outcomes, in order to maximise their impact. Please see our Knowledge exchange and commercialisation policy (see downloads section) for more details.
Possible seminar format and content
- A half day, with networking or debate
- Involve academic staff and academic-related colleagues in developing the programme and encouraging attendance
- Audience/speakers could include academic staff, university business development staff, knowledge exchange professionals, technology transfer specialists, patent attorneys, KTP advisors and representatives of life sciences businesses etc.
Possible topics for discussion
- Research organisation mission and strategy in relation to impact on society and economy
- Research organisation strategy and policies with regards to intellectual assets management
- Practical and flexible approaches to achieve greater impact e.g. discussions relating to:
- Intellectual property rights in biological sciences (including when to patent, when to publish)
- Social Enterprise
- Open Innovation
- Spin Out / license / consultancy / collaborative R&D
- Practical approaches for working with business and other user organisations using case studies
- Support and funding mechanisms for KEC
Alternative format and content is welcome.
The sessions should be constructed in such a way that demonstrates the underlying principles of BBSRC KEC policy.
Costs and eligibility
We will contribute up to £2,000 in grants towards costs of external speakers, room booking, time spent in organising the event and other reasonable costs. The cost of lunch and refreshments is not eligible. This initiative is open to institutes strategically funded by BBSRC and HEIs.
A BBSRC speaker may be available, free of charge, on request.
How to apply
- Complete an application form (see downloads section)
- Email your form to the Business and Innovation Unit (email address below)
- Applications will be assessed within 4 weeks
Invoicing and reporting
- After the event submit your invoice and a completed report and feedback form (see downloads section) evaluating the seminar
- Using either our feedback form or your own please provide participant feedback to help us tailor the delivery of this initiative
- 18 March 2013 - University of Nottingham
- 12 December 2012 - University of Oxford
- 10 December 2012 - University of Brunel
- 25 October 2012 - The University of Edinburgh and The Roslin Institute
- 11 July 2012 - University College London
- 27 June 2012 - University of Bristol
- 18 June 2012 - The University of Warwick
- 24 May 2012 - Queen Mary University of London
Business and Innovation Unit
Evangelia Kougioumoutzi, Innovation Manager
tel: 01793 413235