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The Benefits of University-Industry Collaborations

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Guest blogger, Dr Tamsin Saxton, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University shares the insights she gained at an event designed to provide information to support academics in creating and capitalising on opportunities to work with industry. Below, she summarises the key take-home points explaining why industry collaborations are useful, possible barriers to these collaborations, and…

David Young

The British Council has recently announced funding opportunities for UK-Gulf country (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) institutional links around various research areas, including energy, cybersecurity, water, food and nutrition. Grants range from £50k – £400k for up to two years, starting in Spring 2017. The funding can be used to establish new links or develop existing links between research groups, departments or institutions, with potential for longer term sustainability. The deadline has recently been extended to October 7th.


Stern Review of REF Published: Some Initial Thoughts

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The Stern Review of the Research Excellence Framework has been published today. Broadly speaking the review recommends keeping the REF more or less the same as before – i.e. still a periodic exercise based predominantly on peer review, rather than metrics, and with recommendations for weightings of outputs, environment and impact more or less the same. This is…

Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grant 2016

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The Department for Transport has today launched a new round of three calls which “provides seed funding to early-stage science, engineering or technology innovations that have the potential to advance the UK’s transport system.” T-TRIG (Transport Technology Research and Innovation Grants) are available to companies or academic organisations and come in three flavours: An open call…

Presentations from H2020 Societal Challenge 1: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing info day

Presentations from a recent EC info day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing are available to watch on the event website. The first set of presentations cover ‘ICT for Health, Infectious Diseases, Personalised Medicine and Non-communicable Diseases’ and the second, ‘Regenerative Medicine and Advanced Therapies’. They give details of the 2017 calls, the rules of participation, key legal…

Alona Welby

The European Commission is holding an info day in Brussels on 23 September on the ‘Smart cities and communities’ calls of the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 Work Programme ‘Cross-cutting activities’. Presentations will include details on the 2017 call and the application procedure. Registration is free of charge but essential in order to confirm your place.