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H2020: Work Programme Update and UKRO Visit

deadlineAs the Government starts to set out its vision for our relationship with the EU research community in a post-Brexit world, we turn our attention to the shorter-term and the next phase of Horizon 2020.

We are anticipating that the first work programme for Horizon 2020’s last phase (2018-2020) will be launched formally in late October 2017. This is slightly later than previous years as the process has had to feed in the outcomes of mid-term evaluation of the programme along with the report published by the independent Lamy Group (Ed – to give it it’s full title ‘High Level Group on maximising the impact of EU Research & Innovation Programmes’).

Save the date – UK Research Office Visit – 31 October 2017

To coincide with the launch of the new work programme, we will be welcoming our European Adviser Ian Devine to Manchester Met to provide an update on Horizon 2020 and what the future and FP9 might hold.

Ian will be in the region between 31 October and 2 November visiting ourselves and the Universities of Manchester and Salford, and will be based here on 31 October (Ed – there will be similar sessions on 1 and 2 November at UoS and UoM and we’re working together to give academics across the three institutions access to the most convenient session for them).

Further details will follow, so if you’re interested please hold the date in your diary and keep your eye on the Blog for further announcements .

(If you’d like to register your interest then do drop us a line at euro_res@mmu.ac.uk with ‘UKRO 2017’ in the subject and we’ll make sure you get a place)

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Horizon 2020: Information Days

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With the new Work Programmes for Horizon 2020 just round the corner, our colleagues at UKRO have very kindly compiled a list of upcoming events which may be of interest for those of you thinking of applying.

The following are official information days, which are free and a good way not only to hear more about the programme, but also to network with potential partners.

Dates confirmed so far are as follow:

We also understand that there is likely to be an information day for the Health Societal Challenge early in December (date to be confirmed).

In addition to these events, Innovate UK and the Enterprise Europe Network are also hosting a number of national events. Planned and confirmed events can be found on the Innovate Knowledge Transfer Network’s website.

As ever if you are thinking about applying for opportunities through Horizon 2020 or would like to know more, please do get in touch (euro_res@mmu.ac.uk)


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Marketing Manager Meets

mmmMarketing Manager Meets is a safe space for marketers. Put simply, it’s where senior, in-house marketers from around the North West get together for an afternoon of drinks and networking. It’s a great chance to meet peers from across the region and discuss the hot topics and issues we’re facing as marketers. Not only that, but it’s completely free!

Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017
Times: 16.00 – 18.00pm
Venue: The Refinery

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Grappling with Gratuities

A business’s approach to gratuity contributions for their staff is fast becoming a way to set operators apart as an employer. But with many struggling with the lack of definitive legal guidance surrounding the issue, it is creating an uneven and confusing playing field. Join pro-manchester and their newly formed hospitality sector taskforce as they come together to address the hot topic of gratuities with a power panel made up of some of the city’s industry leaders and big movers in hospitality.

Date: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Times: 17.30 – 19.00pm
Venue: Kuits Solicitors

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Football Finance Review

Please join us for the next Sports Industry Group event, where we will be discussing the newly released Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance.

The Review – born in Manchester and now in its 26th year – has become an established fixture in the football business calendar.

Timothy Bridge from the Sports Business Group at Deloitte will provide unique insights about football’s financial results here in the North West

Date: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Times: 8.00 – 9.30am
Venue: Deloitte

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#BeeAuthentic

Join creative pro-manchester on 30th June 12:00 – 17:00, for this year’s #BeeAuthentic conference which will examine the importance of authenticity in business. This year’s conference will focus on helping businesses understand the vital elements required for authentic communication, in order to stay competitive in today’s modern market.
Date: Friday 30th June 2017
Times: 12:00 – 17:00
Venue: The Studio

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Tech in Retail

Technology has transformed the retail sector. Online shopping has taken over from bricks and mortar retail but tech is continuing to drive changes in the retail sector. The need for speed has raised the bar in terms of what customers want and when they want it.

Next day delivery has been followed by Amazon’s one hour delivery service and now the talk is of drones delivering goods within 30 minutes or less. Companies are investing huge sums of money into customers buying habits and better analytics. Where will it end?

BusinessCloud has joined pro-manchester to look at how technology continues to change the face of retail and what  we can expect next in the world of retail.

Date: Thursday 29th June
Times: 7.30 – 9.30
Venue: Seventy7
In Partnership with Business Cloud

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