8th & 9th October 2015, London

2015's AURIL Annual Conference took place on the 8th and 9th October at the Barbican in London. The conference covered a wide variety of topics through a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions.

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


 Prof Richard Jones Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, University of Sheffield and author of "The UK's Innovation Deficit & How to Repair it". 
Presentation: Is the UK's Innovation System Broken?

Prof John Goddard OBE Emeritus Professor of Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University and author of "Re-inventing the Civic University"
Presentation: The Civic Uniersity and the City: Building quadruple helix partnerships

Prof Jonathan Grant Director, Policy Institute at King’s and author of "The nature, scale and beneficiaries of research impact".
Presentation: Impact

Prof Stephen Caddick Director of Innovation at the Wellcome Trust

Charlotte Keenan, Head of Corporate Engagement EMEA, Goldman Sachs
Dr Marco Malacarne Head of Department "A – Operations" - at the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission, Brussels
Dr Mike Short CBE Vice President, Telefonica
Presentation: The Journey to 2025 - Research for Uncertainty

Breakout Sessions

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

Developing Social Enterprises
Supporting SME engagement and growth
Universities in Devolved Local Economies
ESIF 2015
EU Innovation Networks
New EU funding for Enterprise and Innovation
Dealing Effectively with State Aid in Knowledge exchange and Innovation
Business Gateways
Key Accounts/Relationships
KE Performance Framework
 Impact: A KE Professional Perspective
 Impact in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences