June 19, 2018, by Rob Ounsworth
Knowledge exchange: have your say on the University’s strategy
Message from Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange:
In the year since we launched our Research Vision we have seen significant changes in the external science and innovation landscape.
The UK’s industrial strategy, published in February this year, places science and innovation at the heart of government’s plans to drive economic growth.
This creates new challenges for universities around how we deliver societal and economic benefit from our research, engage with industry, commercialise the outcomes of our discoveries, and provide the catalyst for prosperity in our city and region.
In response to this we are now developing a new knowledge exchange strategy, which is closely aligned to our Research Vision, to ensure that we have the processes and support in place to deliver this activity.
This is part of efforts over the next few months to engage with colleagues and external partners to inform the development of this strategy.
We are assessing our knowledge exchange activity, barriers to success and how we can deliver a step change as we strengthen and develop the University’s mission to transform lives through world-changing research.
The critical input of colleagues involved in research and knowledge exchange is invaluable.
Please note that the online survey closes on 29 June.