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Online Event: H2020 European Green Deal

UKRO and Horizon 2020

As part of our subscription to UK Research Office (UKRO), we’re delighted to welcome Dr Branwen Hide (our European Advisor at UKRO) to talk to Manchester Met staff about the forthcoming Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call due to be launched in early autumn. The session will take place on Monday 13 July between 2.00pm and 3.30pm, and registration in advance will be essential.

As some of you may be aware, this call will support projects aligned with the European Green Deal, tackling challenges in areas such as climate action, greening industry, ensuring biodiversity and sustainable and smart mobility.

These calls are the last set to be launched under Horizon 2020, and will be one of our last chances to access EU R&D funding through the current programme.

If you’re interested in finding out more about these calls please register a place at the event via our Eventbrite page, and we will provide an online link to the event.

 

 


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BBSRC Event

The Research Development Team will be hosting a BBSRC Information event for all academics interested in applying to the Responsive Mode Scheme

This event is particularaly targeted at academics wishing to apply to the April 2020 round of BBSRC Funding. We will be hosting a further session later this year.

The session will provide an overview of BBSRC and its remit plus an insight into what makes a good BBSRC proposal from a panel members perspective. The Research Development Team will then outline the planned structured support available ahead of the April deadline.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday 16th January

Time: 12.00 to 14.00

Register: via Eventbrite

Location: JD E0.34

PLEASE NOTE THE ROOM HAS CHANGED FROM THE ORIGINAL INVITE.


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Invitation: AHRC visit to ManMet for Global Challenges info session, Jan 2020

ahrc new logo Gary Grubb

We are pleased to invite ManMet colleagues to a half-day visit by Gary Grubb, Associate Director at the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Gary’s remit includes interdisciplinary and cross-Council research and his current area of focus is AHRC’s ‘global activities’ including the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) which he will be concentrating on for this visit.

The event is open to all our researchers interested in UKRI’s Global Challenges work but especially those working within the AHRC’s arts and humanities remit.

Date: Friday 10th January 2020

Location:  BR 2.17,  Brooks Building

Programme:

10 -11am Gary Grubb presentation on ‘AHRC’s global activities’

This will focus on AHRC’s interests and opportunities in GCRF and particularly their take on the role of arts and humanities research within the GCRF programme. Gary will also range into broader UKRI GCRF / ODA activities and talk about research policy issues in this space that cut across Councils / UKRI.

11 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:15 ManMet Showcase.

4 x 15 mins presentations from our academics sharing their GCRF related research

12:15 – 1pm Q&A

A panel consisting of Gary Grubb, Professor Kate Pahl and other ManMet staff with GCRF experience (e.g. reviewers and panel members and reviewers) will discuss audience questions.

This is a two-way dialogue and an opportunity for participants give feedback and share ideas with Gary to take back to the AHRC/UKRI.

Topics could include:

– Practical issues such as equitable partnerships and ethics

– Areas of future focus

– How arts and humanities research fits within interdisciplinary work in this area

– Colleagues experiences of being involved in GCRF research

PLEASE BOOK VIA EVENT BRITE HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-by-gary-grubb-of-the-ahrc-tickets-79190692493?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

 


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Save the Date – RDS NW Developing Funding Proposals in Health and Social Care: First Grants

Date: 11th March 2020, All day

Location: Liverpool, venue tbc

The RDS NW Service will be hosting an all day event aimed at people who are less experiences at applying for research funding and are considering their first submission and a chance to meet the RDS NW advisers.

More details are coming soon including registration details, please visit the RDS NW website for further updates.


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NIHR i4i Product Development Award (PDA) Call 19 – Live FAQ Sessions

The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme are holding live FAQ sessions for applicants to its Product Development Awards 19 funding call (launched 30th October).

Date: 11th/15th November

Time: 2pm/11am respectively

Location: Webinar

The FAQ webinars will be interactive, and participants will have the opportunity to submit written questions that will be responded to during the session. The questions and responses will be made available to all participants during the session, and a summary will be made available on the NIHR website afterwards.

Two sessions will be held to give all applicants the opportunity to participate, Please use the links below to access the sessions on the day (please note that sessions will show as suspended until shortly before they start):

Live FAQ – 11th November

Live FAQ – 15th November


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NIHR Policy Research Programme Working Age Consultation Event Launch

The NIHR Policy Research Programme (PRP) wants to develop the evidence base for policy aimed at improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities, for people of working age. As employment is one of the key determinants of health, there is a particulate interest in evidence on the relationship between health and work.

The NIHR Central Commissioning Facility and the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) are running an event in London to inform a research specification for a future funding round and allow networking and potential collaborations for individuals from multidisciplinary backgrounds.

  • Date: Thursday 24th October
  • Location: London, tbc.
  • Registration: Free, via this form. Please complete this by 7th October.

The all-day event will include key speakers, a sandpit-style priority setting workshop, and networking. Attendance at this event is free and lunch will be provided. Spaces are limited so please use the expression of interest form to register your interest by 7th October. All spaces, and event information will be confirmed by the organisers after the deadline. This event is open to representatives from medical schools, business schools, charities, the NHS, local authorities, allied health professionals and the public.

If you have an interest in the field but are unable to attend you may wish to complete the Research Question Submission form that will contribute towards informing the debate and priority setting at the consultation event.

For further information on the event please visit the RDS website. You can also get in touch with the RDS via their email or telephone 020 8843 8027.


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Women in Innovation: Building Success – North West

Women in Innovation
Free Networking event
24th September 2019, 9am – 5.30pm
11 Portland Street, Manchester
Take the opportunity to network with like-minded women, learn from experts and hear from successful female business owners at this exciting event.

As part of Innovate UK’s second Women in Innovation programme, KTN will be hosting the fifth Building Success event on the 24th of September 2019 in Manchester.

Register now for the opportunity to network with like-minded women, learn from experts and hear from successful female business owners at this free to attend event.

The day will include:

  • Panel sessions from female founders and investors
  • An introduction to the KTN Innovation Canvas
  • Upcoming opportunities from Innovate UK
  • Masterclass sessions exploring grant writing, market validation and investor readiness.

You will also have the chance to learn about, and interact with, national and regional support organisations that can help take your business to the next level.

We’d encourage female founders and women working within innovation from all industries to attend.

Register your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-innovation-building-success-north-west-registration-61922767665?_eboga=1520409677.1565095803

Grant Writing Masterclass
When applying for a grant it often requires a significant investment of time to put forward a compelling case. Yet grants can be a real enabler in realising your innovative ideas and supporting business growth. So, what are the key elements that make a successful grant application? How can you make your application stand out from the crowd and deliver a competitive business case? Find out during this session.

Innovation Canvas
There are many problems that need to be solved on the way to a successful commercial innovation. We need a framework that poses the questions that a company must address to manage a process that is often tortuous and unpredictable. Borrowing from the model of the Business Model Canvas, KTN has developed an ‘Innovation Canvas’, which is divided into conversation blocks focused on the major issues that must be addressed in the innovation process. Join this workshop to apply your innovation and see which areas you need to focus on.

Market Validation
Be equipped with tools and techniques to really gain understanding of your target market. Learn how to build this understanding into your proposed concept. This workshop helps develop a fundamental skill that ensures your concept is aligned with a true market need or challenge. The result? Product development has a clear route to market and the value you offer will be communicated to your customer with conviction.

Investor Readiness – what is an investor looking for?
Are you looking to secure investment to grow your business? In this workshop learn about what an investor looks for, how to find committed and interested investors and how to present your business through a memorable pitch.

 


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NIHR RfPB Social Care Information Event

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit have launched a Research for Social Care (RfSC) funding call. For more details of the announcement please visit the call page here.

Research Design Services across England are hosting roadshows to provide information and guidance to potential applicants to RfSC. The RDS NW will be hosting one of the events on 8th October 2019 in Manchester (exact details tbc).

If you are interested in registering please visit the RDS NW registration page (here) to sign up. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. More details of the events can be found here.


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CRACK IT Launch Event

The 2019 CRACK IT Challenges will be hosting a launch event on Wednesday 11th September 2019. The event will take place from 11am – 3:30pm in Central London.

This free event will be a chance to:

  • Learn more about this years challenges.
  • Meet the sponsors and network with potential collaborators.
  • Find out what makes a good application.
  • Deliver a lightning talk on your work (apply by 28th August)

You must Register by 4th September to attend. To register for the event please complete the registration form (below) and email it to: crackitenquiries@nc3rs.org.uk

There are three challenges this year that have been identified by NC3R’s and their sponsors:

  • Transgene Track: Development of sensitive, absolute quantification method for tracking AAV gene therapies and CAR-T cells in vivo.
  • CleanCut: Animal free tumourigenicity assessment of genome edited human haematopoietic stem cells.
  • Sharp and to the Point: Developing needles for high throughput and critical compound administration in mice.

For more information on the programme please visit the NC3R’s website.


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ARMA 2019

Last month RKE Research Development Officers, Rachel Colley and Becky Hewlett, attended with annual ARMA conference in Belfast. ARMA is the Association of Research Managers and Administrators and the conference is a way of colleagues across the sector, and across the country, to get together and share best practices, build new networks and get informed about the current and future research landscape.


Alongside Alison Lloyd, Research Ethics and Governance Manger, and Justine Daniels, Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, the team attended a number of sessions and plenaries – and even held some of our own! – over the two days.

As a way of sharing some of the knowledge picked up in those sessions the Research Development Officers have put together a Sway, and a short YouTube video, presenting just some of the team’s experiences.

SWAY