Schedule

Our celebration will run over the week of the 7th December and each day will provide a mixture of focused sessions, invited talks and panel discussions. There will also be more intimate networking sessions to chat directly with the speakers and continue discussions.

This event is a great chance to re-connect with your KE colleagues, to learn from and share with the community from across the UK, Ireland and beyond.

On top of this packed agenda, we will have special pre-recorded content, updates from our sponsors and partners and exciting interviews with our KE Award winners!  Your ticket not only offers all live event sessions and recorded content, but a dedicated space to interact with other delegates throughout and access to all event related content for months. So you can catch up with anything you miss when it best suits you.

Please note that this is a provisional programme – confirmation of abstracts and the addition of other content may affect sessions and timings.

Day 1

Monday 7 December 2020

10:00 – 10:20

Welcome
Sean Fielding – Chair of PraxisAuril Board

10:20 – 10:30

Sponsored by:

Welcome Keynote
Christian Evans, Customer Director-Public Sector and Industry Research at Jisc 

10:30 – 11:30

Building Back Better
Women and Spinouts
Oxford Brooks University – Simonetta Manfredi

12:00 – 13:30

Place and Rebalancing
Panel session followed by interactive topic chat with speakers
University of Liverpool – Sonja Vujovic
University of Aberdeen – Zachary Hickman
University of Oxford – Thandie Hara-Msulira

14:00 – 15:00

SHEDTalk
Sean Fielding in conversation with Felicity Burch, Director of Innovation and Digital – CBI

15:00 – 16:00

What have we learned?
Webinars, Networking and the Dreaded Zoom…
University of Bristol – Katie Cooper & Phil Plumber

16:00 – 17:00

What have we learned?
Panel session followed by interactive topic chat with speakers
Nottingham Trent University – Jeremy Hague
Institute for Cancer Research – Angela Kukula
MedTech SuperConnector – Hiten Thakrar

Day 2

Tuesday 8 December 2020

09:00 – 09:15

Good Morning KE!
Today’s agenda with Alasdair Cameron 

10:00 – 11:30

Place and Rebalancing
Panel session followed by interactive topic chat with speakers
University of Reading – Sarah Werts
Lancaster University – Mark Rushforth
University of Birmingham – Helen Toft

12:00 – 13:00

Keep Calm and KE On
Virtual facilitation
Big Bang Partnership & Port of Tyne Innovation Hub 2050 – Jo North

13:30 – 15:00

Keep Calm and KE On
Panel session followed by interactive topic chat with speakers
Durham University – Jim Fisher
Freelance Mathematics Knowledge Exchange – Joanna Jordan
UCL – Kelvin Morgan

15:30 – 16:30

IP Access During a Crisis
With Iain Thomas – Cambridge Enterprise, Adam Stoten – Oxford University Innovation and Anne Lane – UCL Business Ltd

Day 3

Wednesday 9 December 2020

09:00 – 09:15

Good Morning KE!
Today’s agenda with Alasdair Cameron 

10:00 – 11:30

Building Back Better
Panel session followed by interactive topic chat with speakers
University of Bristol – Kate Miller
Plymouth University – Dan Howson
Birmingham City University – Heike Schuster-James

11:30 – 13:00

Keep Calm and KE On

Sponsored by:

Panel session followed by interactive topic chat with speakers
University of Limerick – Paul Dillon
University of Reading – Simon Cutler
University of Dundee – Anne Muir

13:30 – 14:30

Keep Calm and KE On
Professional Development Framework
Manchester Metropolitan University – Jennie Shorley 

15:00 – 16:00

SHEDTalk
Sean Fielding in conversation with Iain Thomas, Head of Life Sciences – Cambridge Enterprise

Day 4

Thursday 10 December 2020

09:00 – 09:15

Good Morning KE!
Today’s agenda with Alasdair Cameron 

10:00 – 11:30

Work Life Balance

Sponsored by:

Panel session followed by interactive topic chat with speakers
Institute for Cancer Research – Angela Kukula
Birmingham City University – Heike Schuster-James
University of Reading – Joanna Davies

11:30 – 12:30

International Perspectives on how KE Practitioners Innovate During a Crisis
with:
Tim Boyle, Director of Innovation & Commercialisation at ANSTO (Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Alison Campbell OBE,  Director at KTI (Knowledge Transfer Ireland)
James Zanewicz, Chief Business Officer at Tulane University

12:30 – 13:00

Cloud Computing

Sponsored by:

Colm Blake, Cloud Solutions Consultant with Jisc

13:30 – 14:30

Business Development at a Distance
COIN at UCL
Martin Davis 

15:00 – 16:30

Business Development at a Distance
Panel session followed by interactive topic chat with speakers
University of Reading – Simon Cutler
Birmingham City University – Heike Schuster-James
University of Essex – John Stenhouse

Day 5

Friday 11 December 2020

09:00 – 09:15

Good Morning KE!
Today’s agenda with Alasdair Cameron 

10:00 – 11:00

Keep Calm and KE On
ARC Accelerator
ASPECT – Chris Fellingham 

12:00 – 13:00

Future Planning
KE system in recovery
University of Exeter – Michelle Spillar
Inspire Alliance – Karim Mahmoud

13:30 – 14:30

Event Close
With Sean Fielding