Annual Research and Innovation Support Conference

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Research Support

Jennifer Stergiou,Kathryn Brownridge,James Baxter,Elaine Warden,Lucy Kear

Anyone involved in research and innovation support.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014, 08:30 to 16:45

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We are pleased to announce that the Annual Research and Innovation
Support Conference will take place on Tuesday 2 December 2014 at
Weetwood Hall Hotel and Conference Centre. This is the eighth conference
and builds on successful events in previous years, each attended by in
excess of 100 delegates.

The 2014 conference theme, Increasing Knowledge and Opportunity, will
provide an important opportunity for research and innovation
professionals to engage with the new University Strategic Plan. The
conference plenary will consider the opportunities provided through
academic collaboration with key industry partners, outlining the
strategic role and benefits which accrue from these relationships and
how cultural and organisational differences can be overcome to deliver
maximum benefit to both parties.

We are delighted to announce that Professor David Hogg, PVC Research and
Innovation will open this year’s conference, and our keynote speakers
are Dr Malcolm Skingle, Director, Academic Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline and
Professor Paul Stewart, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Health. We
also are pleased to welcome to this year’s conference Colin Cooper,
Research Facilitator, Liverpool Hope University and Tatiana Schofield,
Managing Director, Synergy lab, who will be leading two of our parallel


08.30 Registration and coffee
09.00 Welcome and keynote presentations
10.00 Coffee and networking
10.45 First parallel session
12.00 Lunch
13.15 Second parallel session
14.30 Tea and networking
15.00 Third parallel session
16.15 Final plenary
16.45 Close and wine reception

Early booking is recommended to secure a place at your preferred
parallel session. Subsidies for conference places have once again been
secured however due to increasing costs the delegate rate is £30 per
person (the first rise in 7 years).

To book a place, please complete the on-line form available at Bookings should be made
no later than 31st October 2014.

If you require further information, please contact Lucy Kear,

Follow the conference on Twitter: #RISCONF14