The Bloomsbury SET Conference 2021

‘Connecting capability in knowledge exchange’

25 – 27 May 2021

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This conference will reflect on knowledge exchange and lessons learned from three years of The Bloomsbury SET Knowledge Exchange programme.

Conference overview:

Day 1 – Tuesday 25 May – 11:00am to 12:30pm

Collaborating not competing – connecting Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)

Knowledge exchange (KE) professionals will present their experiences of the barriers and enablers to collaboration, focusing on solutions and best practice. How can HEIs broker sustainable relationships and create serendipitous connections that lead to sustainable collaboration, particularly in the current online context? What are the challenges to capturing impact and evaluating KE across institutions?

Day 2 – Wednesday 26 May – 11:00am to 12:30pm

Developing the KE ecosystem – partnering with industry

Presenting current case studies, this discussion will focus on the elements needed to create sustainable partnerships with industry. What are the pillars for a successful KE ecosystem? How can culture clash between HEIs and industry be better understood?

Day 3 – Thursday 27 May – 11:00am to 12:30pm

Lessons learned from delivering large-scale KE programmes

The closing session will review lessons learned from a selection of Research England Connecting Capability Fund projects. What are the drivers and motivations for large-scale KE programme? What added value does participation in large-scale KE programmes provide organisations and academics?

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