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Spaces still available: Innovate UK visit- Health & Care at Innovate UK and Mini-STEAMLab 30/5/18

The M3 Network welcomes Chris Sawyer, Innovation Lead for Health & Care at Innovate UK, to speak at Bournemouth University on the 30th of May, 2018, 12:00-14:00. This event is an opportunity to gain not only information about Innovate UK and funding opportunities but to discuss the challenges facing health and care technology innovation.
Following the presentation there will be lunch and a facilitated workshop designed to bring forward ideas from academic and industry collaboration.
Academics from the M3 network and those from industry working with health and care technology are encouraged to attend. To book onto this session please e-mail RKEDevFramework@bournemouth.ac.uk with your name and organisation.

Do you have any Big Ideas??!?!!?

EPSRC logoIf you have any Big Ideas that you would like to share – the EPSRC would like to hear about them here. Unlike other announcements, this is not a call for proposals but rather a request to help develop the research strategy of the EPSRC through a number of community led ‘Big Ideas’ related to engineering or physical sciences.

Please contact your faculty Funding Development Officer for help with the processes for submitting your idea or Ehren Milner (emilner@bournemouth.ac.uk) or Rachel Clarke (clarker@bournemouth.ac.uk) if you would like to develop your idea further before submitting it.

Innovate UK visit- Health & Care at Innovate UK and Mini-STEAMLab 30/5/18

The M3 Network welcomes Chris Sawyer, Innovation Lead for Health & Care at Innovate UK, to speak at Bournemouth University on the 30th of May, 2018, 12:00-14:00. This event is an opportunity to gain not only information about Innovate UK and funding opportunities but to discuss the challenges facing health and care technology innovation.
Following the presentation there will be lunch and a facilitated workshop designed to bring forward ideas from academic and industry collaboration.
Academics from the M3 network and those from industry working with health and care technology are encouraged to attend. To book onto this session please e-mail RKEDevFramework@bournemouth.ac.uk with your name and organisation.

Innovate UK announce £33m fund to exploit immersive technology and £20m for Quantum technologies

Innovate UK have announced that £33m will be invested in exploiting the new immersive technologies as part of the Audiences of the Future and £20m for Quantum technologies.  When more information becomes available, more details will be posted here.  As this fund forms part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, please be advised that the applications may need to involve a UK company.  For further advice on preparing for these funds, please contact Ehren Milner (emilner@bournemouth.ac.uk)

 

NERC Innovation Placements- call opens 11/4/18

NERC have issued a pre-call announcement of funding available to support Innovation Placements of academic staff for research related to the natural environment.  The placements will cover the pro rata salary costs and associated expenses for the duration of the placement with the host organisation. Further details will be announced as they become available. The closing date for this call will be 4/7/18.

If you are interested in applying to this scheme, please contact Ehren Milner (emilner@bournemouth.ac.uk).

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: £300m to support our ageing population

Innovate UK have announced that £300m will be available to businesses and researchers to address the challenges facing our ageing population. Some £98m of this funding will be reserved for research and innovation that supports the care and health of people as they age. A further £198m will become available to support the use of early diagnosis innovation and the development of precision medicine.

This funding will be available from UK Research and Innovation with the challenges running in 2018 and 2019.  As the opportunities become available, please contact Ehren Milner (emilner@bournemouth.ac.uk) if you have any queries.

 

Applications now open: Industrial Challenges STEAMLab 11/4/18

 

On Wednesday, 11th April 2018, BU’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Office will be facilitating a STEAMLab event on the Industrial Challenges.

Which means…?

We’re seeking to come up with novel research that could form part of the UK’s Industrial Strategy.

So, who should attend?

We want anyone who thinks they might have something to contribute, and who is available all day on Wednesday 11th April to come along. We will also be inviting relevant external attendees to contribute to the day.  We welcome academics, NGO/business/government representatives who wish to contribute to having a positive impact through addressing Industrial Challenges.

What do I need to prepare in advance? What will the sandpit entail?

Absolutely nothing in advance. During the STEAMLab, you’ll be guided through a process which results in the development of research ideas. The process facilitates creativity, potentially leading to innovative and interdisciplinary research ideas. These ideas will be explored with other attendees, and further developed based on the feedback received.

What if I don’t have time to think about ideas in advance?

You don’t need to do this. Some inspiring speakers with a range of backgrounds will be coming along to give you ideas…

What about afterwards? Do I need to go away and do loads of work?

Well… that depends! The STEAMLab will result in some novel research ideas. Some of these may be progressed immediately; others might need more time to think about. You may find common ground with other attendees which you choose to take forward in other ways, such as writing a paper or applying for research funding.  Support will be available to progress project ideas after the day.

What if my topic area is really specific, such as health?

Your contribution will be very welcome! One of the main benefits of a STEAMlab event is to bring together individuals with a range of backgrounds and specialisms who are able to see things just that bit differently to one another.

So, is this just networking?

Definitely not! It is a facilitated session with the primary intention of developing innovative research ideas, which also enables the development of networks. It gives you the opportunity to explore research ideas which you may develop over time, together with the chance to find common ground with academics from across BU and beyond.

So, how do I book onto this event?

To take part in this exciting opportunity, all participants  should complete Eventbrite form here and return this to RKEDevFramework@bournemouth.ac.uk by Tuesday, 27th March. Places are strictly limited and you will be be contacted to confirm a place place on the STEAMLab with arrangements nearer the time.  The event will be held in Bournemouth at the Executive Business Centre.

By applying, you agree to attend for the full duration of the event on 11th April (c. 9:30 – 16:30). Spaces will be confirmed on 22/1/18.

If you have any queries prior to submitting your application, please contact Ehren Milner, RKEO Research Facilitator.

 

 

 

Innovate UK Open Sector Competition: DEADLINE 9/5/18

Applications are now welcomed from businesses to Innovate UK’s Open competition for research and development for projects costing between £25k and £1m.  Projects may last a maximum of three years and must be led by a UK business.  An allocation of £19m has been made available for this fund but a further £10m is available for projects that are more suitable for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.  Research organisations can be eligible for up to 30% of eligible project costs so this is a great opportunity to work in collaboration with a business.  If you are already working with a business on a novel/game-changing idea, and want to know more information, please contact Ehren Milner, Research Facilitator for Industrial Collaboration (emilner@bournemouth.ac.uk).

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, round 2 DEADLINE: 28/3/18

Funding of £500k-£15m is available for innovation projects lasting up to 30 months that will help address the commercial challenges of battery innovation, development and manufacture through the UK supply chains.  The deadline for applications is 28/3/18.

 

All projects must involve at least one SME and must be conducted in collaboration.  To find out more, please click here.

Digital health technology catalyst round 2: DEADLINE 18/4/18

Are you working with an SME on a digital health project?  Industrial research and developmental project have funds available for £300k-£1m for projects lasting up to 30 months and work with at least one other partner.  All projects should start by August 2018.  Areas of importance include:

1. Improving health, and closing the health and wellbeing gap with:

  • cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • mental health early stage intervention and treatment
  • diabetes risk and incidence reduction

2. Transforming care, and closing the care and quality gap with:

  • urgent and emergency care provision
  • management of primary care workload
  • enabling patient choice in elective care

3. Controlling costs and enabling change, and closing the finance and efficiency gap through the use of technology to maintain or improve levels of care with reduced spending.

Please note, all projects must be led by a UK business and must have at least one other partner.  For further details, please go here.

Places still available: Global Challenges STEAMLab 7/2/18

On Wednesday, 7th February 2018, BU’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Office will be facilitating a STEAMLab event on Global Challenges, attended by staff from the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), Oxfam, Academics from throughout the M3 universities and other organisations.

Which means…?

We’re seeking to come up with novel research that could form part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment.

So, who should attend?

We want anyone who thinks they might have something to contribute, and who is available all day on Wednesday 7th February to come along. We will also be inviting relevant external attendees to contribute to the day.  We welcome academics, NGO/business/government representatives who wish to contribute to having a positive impact through addressing the world’s global challenges.

What do I need to prepare in advance? What will the sandpit entail?

Absolutely nothing in advance. During the STEAMLab, you’ll be guided through a process which results in the development of research ideas. The process facilitates creativity, potentially leading to innovative and interdisciplinary research ideas. These ideas will be explored with other attendees, and further developed based on the feedback received.

What if I don’t have time to think about ideas in advance?

You don’t need to do this. Some inspiring speakers with a range of backgrounds will be coming along to give you ideas…

What about afterwards? Do I need to go away and do loads of work?

Well… that depends! The STEAMLab will result in some novel research ideas. Some of these may be progressed immediately; others might need more time to think about. You may find common ground with other attendees which you choose to take forward in other ways, such as writing a paper or applying for research funding.  Support will be available to progress project ideas after the day.

What if my topic area is really specific, such as health?Woman's Eye and World Globes

Your contribution will be very welcome! One of the main benefits of a STEAMlab event is to bring together individuals with a range of backgrounds and specialisms who are able to see things just that bit differently to one another.

So, is this just networking?

Definitely not! It is a facilitated session with the primary intention of developing innovative research ideas, which also enables the development of networks. It gives you the opportunity to explore research ideas which you may develop over time, together with the chance to find common ground with academics from across BU and beyond.

So, how do I book onto this event?

To take part in this exciting opportunity, all participants  should complete the Global Challenges STEAMLab Application Form and return this to RKEDevFramework@bournemouth.ac.uk by Thursday, 18th January. Places are strictly limited and you will be be contacted to confirm a place place on the STEAMLab with arrangements nearer the time.  The event will be held in Bournemouth at the Executive Business Centre.

By applying, you agree to attend for the full duration of the event on 7th February (c. 9:30 – 16:30). Spaces will be confirmed on 22/1/18.

If you have any queries prior to submitting your application, please contact Ehren Milner, RKEO Research Facilitator.

Innovate UK Open Sector Competition – Round 4: Application deadline: 28.02.18 at 12:00

Are you working with a business on an innovative idea that will lead to new products/services?  If so, the businesses you are working with may be able apply to Innovate UK’s Open Sector Competition.  Up to 70% of funding will be provided for projects ranging from £25k to £1m that last from 6-36 months.  To be eligible, the lead applicant must be a UK business carrying out the project in the UK.

Applications are welcome from any sector and are not restricted to Innovate UK’s four priority sectors of growth (emerging and enabling technologies, health and life sciences, infrastructure systems and manufacturing and materials).  The deadline for applications is on 28/2/18 at 12:00.

For further information, please contact Ehren Milner (emilner@bournemouth.ac.uk) or Rachel Clarke (clarker@bournemouth.ac.uk).

 

 

Places still available- Meeting the Industrial Challenges – 8/1/18

Start the New Year learning about new opportunities.  This session will detail what we’ve learned about preparing projects in relation to meeting the UK governments Industrial Challenges. While specifically addressing the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, other avenues will also be explored covering how academia and industry can work together.

• Attendees will learn about the latest Industrial Challenge related schemes
• Attendees will learn the which partners are eligible for specific funding calls
• Attendees will gain insight into what has been learnt prior ISCF applications

This session on “Meeting the Industrial Challenges” will run throughout 2018 at regular intervals to provide the latest updates to the Industrial Strategy Challenges Fund and related schemes.  Spaces are still available for the first session taking place next week on 8/1/18, 13:00-14:00. To book onto the course please click here.

Meeting the Industrial Challenges – 8/1/18

Start the New Year learning about new opportunities.  This session will detail what we’ve learned about preparing projects in relation to meeting the UK governments Industrial Challenges. While specifically addressing the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, other avenues will also be explored covering how academia and industry can work together.

• Attendees will learn about the latest Industrial Challenge related schemes
• Attendees will learn the which partners are eligible for specific funding calls
• Attendees will gain insight into what has been learnt prior ISCF applications

This session on “Meeting the Industrial Challenges” will run throughout 2018 at regular intervals to provide the latest updates to the Industrial Strategy Challenges Fund and related schemes.  The first of these will be on 8/1/18, 13:00-14:00. To book onto the course please click here.

 

 

Final Report of the Industrial Strategy Commission published

The final report of the Industrial Strategy Commission has been published.

Key sections include:

  • The research and development landscape
  • Investment in Infrastructure
  • Decarbonisation of the energy economy
  • Health and social care at the centre of industrial strategy
  • Unlocking long-term investment
  • Supporting high-value industries and building export capacity
  • Enabling growth everywhere

If you would like to discuss your research, and how your research networks can fit within the UK’s Industrial Strategy, please contact Ehren Milner, Research Facilitator for Industrial Collaboration (emilner@bournemouth.ac.uk).

 

The Royal Society- Entrepreneur in Residence scheme- DEADLINE: 4/1/18

The Royal Society are inviting applications to the Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) scheme.  The purpose of the scheme is to give academics in UK Universities practical experience the latest science, research and innovation in industry.  The scheme allows for the successful translation of academic research into industry and likewise for the growth of entrepreneurial culture within universities.  The close working with industry will also help with developing relevant curricula to produce graduates ready to work in industry.

The scheme covers residencies in all areas of the Natural science except for clinical medicine. The scheme will contribute up to £40k over two years towards salary (0.2 FTE) and travel or project costs.

For further information please contact Ehren Milner (emilner@bournemouth.ac.uk).