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2013's AURIL Annual Conference took place on the 10th and 11th October at the Parc Thistle Hotel in Cardiff. The conference covered a wide variety of topics with a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions.

You can view the conference programme here. Please check back soon to view PDF versions of the presentations.

The AURIL Conference is a key event in the KE calendar and provides an unparallelled opportunity to network with the community.


For 2013 our Keynote speakers were:

Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of Universities UK

Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology

Our Plenary speakers for 2013 were:

David Baynes, CEO Fusion IP

David Docherty, CEO, National Centre for Universities and Business

Christophe Haunold, SATT Toulouse Tech Transfer and Président du réseau C.U.R.I.E

Alastair MacColl, Chief Executive, BE Group

Mike Oldham, Head of Catapult Centres, Technology Strategy Board

Sheila Quairney, Vice Chair, Enterprise Educators UK

Clare Reddington, Director, iShed and The Pervasive Media Studio

David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation and Skills, HEFCE)

Robin Webb, Head of Review Team (Review of Universities and Growth), Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Breakout Sessions

Delegates also had the opportunity to attend a selection of break-out sessions on the following topics:

Hurdling the 5 "C"s of Knowledge ExchangeRecognising the Value of KE Offices
Student Employability – A Knowledge Exchange PerspectiveKnowledge Exchange in Business schools
Doing things differently: Knowledge Exchange between Arts and Humanities and the creative economy

Adding Value: How Design Can Turn Research Into Innovation

Case Study: Wessex Water and University of Bath’s strategic research collaboration
Catapult Centres - Opportunities for Engagement with the Research Base
EU Structural Funds and Regional Innovation Funding – latest developmentsUniversities and  Local Enterprise Partnerships  – Ever Changing Times