The innovation and impact agenda: How to engage, energise and encourage researchers to participate and benefit

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 11/12/2018

Lindisfarne Room, Hadrian Building, Newcastle, NE1 7RU


This Enterprise Exchange event will explore how University enterprise education can build on current best practice to meet the distinct needs of Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

        

 

The innovation and impact agenda:

How to engage, energise and encourage researchers to participate and benefit.

Tuesday December 11th2018, 10am – 4pm

Newcastle University – Lindisfarne Room, Hadrian Building NE1 7RU

 Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain insights from those who have engaged, energised and encouraged researchers to participate in enterprise and innovation initiatives – with a particular focus on challenges and how best to overcome them.
  • Participate in a joint problem solving and idea generation ‘World Café’ style session.
  • Engage with key influencers including current post graduate researchers, early career researchers, supervisors and preferred employer representatives.
  • Gain new ideas related to technology, pedagogy and putting ideas into practice.
  • Network with enterprise educators and specialists from other universities.
  • Engage with a recently developed online community of enterprise educators focusing on providing support and encouragement to researchers at every stage.

 

Summary

This Enterprise Exchange event will explore how University enterprise education can build on current best practice to meet the distinct needs of Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and Early Career Researchers (ECRs). There will be various sub themes running throughout the day: pedagogy, proven practice and engagement approaches. This will be an active day with the focus on discussion, led by key insights from leaders in different aspects of PGR/ECR enterprise education. There will be plenty of ‘take aways’ including practical approaches to apply back at base and printed case studies to take home.

In the afternoon a ‘World Café’ style session will enable delegates to contribute their own experiences in amongst current, active PGR students who have developed their enterprising behaviour for the benefit of their research, supportive supervisors who encourage their students to attend development opportunities, business development managers from Research and Enterprise Services, employers who recruit PhD grads and early career researchers who have applied their enterprise skills in their current role.

 

Speakers and facilitators include

  • Jenny Brady, Enterprise Educator and Adviser for PGRs / ECRs at Newcastle University
  • Eunice Lawton, Researcher Development Manager (Engineering), University of Sheffield
  • Simon Brown, independent consultant and adviser including the ICURe programme
  • Dr Gail De Blaquiere, instigator of ACTION for Impact suite of support for PGRs at Newcastle University

 

Cost to attend

Staff from EEUK members – Free of Charge. All other individuals – £125 (non-refundable).

 

Programme (Subject to change)

 

10am Tea/Coffee/Registration and Networking
10.15am Welcome and Introduction

Gareth Trainer, Newcastle University
Kate Beresford, Enterprise Educators UK

10.30 – 11.05 Keynote 1

Involving, energising and inspiring the researcher community

Dr Simon Brown, P2T Consulting
A practical discussion on involving, energising and inspiring the researcher community to embrace the enterprise and innovation opportunity whilst acknowledging and overcoming the perceived barriers within research culture.

11.05 – 11.40 Keynote 2

“I know what you did last summer…Developing entrepreneurial skills in PhD students.

Eunice Lawton, University of Sheffield
The session will cover: Which entrepreneurial skills do PhDs consider important and can a summer school develop these? Eunice Lawton will share her experience of running a 3 day summer school entitled ‘Forging Ideas’ and her previous research that explored researchers’ attitudes towards ‘enterprise skills’ as well as covering her forthcoming research project.

11.40 –

12.15

Keynote 3

Creativity, innovation and making things happen the PGR/ECR way.

Jenny Brady, Newcastle University
This session will cover the challenges and successes of the Resourceful Researcher Programme and the Action for Impact Programme. 

12.15 – 13.00 Lunch and networking
13.00 –14.15 World café problem solving and idea generation session

Host: Jenny Brady and The Enterprise Team, Newcastle University

14.15 –14.30 Tea/coffee and networking 
14.30 –15.15 World Café outcomes discussions and summaries

Host: Jenny Brady and The Enterprise Team, Newcastle University

15.15- 15.45 Closing comments and next best steps
Gareth Trainer, Kate Beresford 

 

 

 

Attendee details

Bookings are closed for this event.