• R&D Society Events

    Our events are open to anyone interested and, where possible, are documented

    ‘Not invented here!’ R&D in Construction

    9 November 2016 (London)

    A joint event with The Edge network looking at whether ’s time to come up with a new model for R&D in construction. Speakers included Annabel Filer, SCIN Gallery; Paddy Conaghan, Hoare Lea; Elspeth Finch, Indigo&; and Mike Moseley, KTN. Read on...

    ‘If We Build It…’ Creating a strategic and sustainable vision for UK R&D

    29 Apr 2015 (London)

    Held in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network in the run-up to the UK General Election to look at national R&D strategy, the 'infrastructure' required to support a world-class innovation ecosystem for the UK, and the expectations of how this will accelerate exploitation and economic growth. Read on...

    ‘If We Build It…’ Creating a strategic and sustainable vision for UK R&D

    29 Apr 2015 (London)

    Held in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network in the run-up to the UK General Election to look at national R&D strategy, the 'infrastructure' required to support a world-class innovation ecosystem for the UK, and the expectations of how this will accelerate exploitation and economic growth. Read on...

  • Other Events

    Non R&D Society events of interest to the R&D Community (click on links for more details)

    University of Cambridge Commercialisation

    10-14 September 2018 (Cambridge)

    the University of Cambridge will be running a special five day course aimed at those who wish to understand how new ideas and research results are commercialised at the University and in the wider Cambridge Cluster.
    This course will enable participants to gain a better understanding of how to commercialise knowledge arising from universities or research institutes, through workshops, talks and visits.

    As part of the course, R&D Society Board member, Dr Uday Phadke will run a session discussing the structures, processes and mechanisms involved in turning science and technology-based ideas ideas into commercially valuable propositions. Dr Phadke is co-author of the book "Camels, Tigers & Unicorns: Re-Thinking Science And Technology-Enabled Innovation", which deals with this issue and which provides the basis for a recently published follow-up book called "The Scale Up Manual".

    More details here

    UKSPA Cambridge Conference

    11 & 12 October 2018 (Cambridge)

    Event covers on current trends and the future direction relevant to the science and innovation sector.

    There will be an opportunity to look at the renewal and ambitions of Cambridge Science Park. – the oldest Science Park in the country – as well as two more recent developments Genome Campus and the Cambridge Bio-Medical Campus. Parallel sessions will include sessions on:

    • Developing new science parks. Looking at current developments and proposals.
    • Research Campuses and Research Connections
    • Futures : Emerging technologies
    • Incubation that works: Sharing good practice
    • Social Media and Marketing: an effective online presence
    • Cambridge Connections: Astra Zeneca and Cambridge Biomedical Campus

    Details here

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