Westminster Higher Education Forum

Next steps for developing the Knowledge Exchange Framework

Morning, Monday, 10th September 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will examine the next steps for developing the Knowledge Exchange Framework.


It will be an opportunity to examine the specific KEF proposals expected to be published in the summer, to reflect on the lessons gained from the KEF development process, and to discuss preparations for the KEF’s implementation. 


Delegates will also consider potential challenges in the design of the framework, particularly in ensuring that the metrics to be used reflect the broad range of knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer activities carried out by higher education institutions.


Further sessions will discuss how best to ensure that incentives to compete do not disrupt collaborative research programmes, the future role of catapults, and further steps that might be taken to maximise university intellectual property generation.



Guest of Honour

Professor Trevor McMillan

Chair, Knowledge Exchange Framework Steering Group and Vice Chancellor, Keele University

Guest of Honour

Professor Trevor McMillan

Chair, Knowledge Exchange Framework Steering Group and Vice Chancellor, Keele University

Keynote Speakers

Paul Drabwell

Deputy Director, Science, Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Hamish McAlpine

Senior Policy Adviser, Research England

Chairs

Professor Stephen Pollock (Viscount Hanworth)

Chi Onwurah MP

Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation

Speakers

Dr Joe Marshall

Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategy, National Centre for Universities and Business

Greg Wade

Programme Manager, Universities UK

Frances Anderson

Consultant Solicitor, Veale Wasbrough Vizard

Quentin Compton-Bishop

Chief Executive Officer, Warwick Ventures, University of Warwick

Tomas Ulrichsen

Research Associate, Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, University of Cambridge and Member, KEF Metrics Technical Advisory Group

Dr Catarina Fernandes

Academic Engagement Manager, Digital Catapult

Anne Kiem

Chief Executive, Chartered Association of Business Schools