AURIL2016 Conference Programme

Thursday, 6th October

 08:30-10:00 Registration and coffee

 10:00-10:05 Conference Welcome
Dr Alasdair Cameron, Executive Director, AURIL

 10:05-10:15 Chair's Conference Address
Carole Barron, AURIL Chair

 10:15-10:45  Keynote Address
Professor Quintin McKellar CBE, Vice Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire 

 10:45-11:15  Ministerial Address
Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Minister of State for Energy & Intellectual Property

 11:15-12:00 Coffee Break

 12:00-13:00 Ministerial launch of the updated Lambert toolkit
Intellectual Property Office
Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Minister of State for Energy & Intellectual Property

 13:00-14:00 Lunch


Breakout Session 1

A) Devolution and Regeneration.
Bryn Jones, Head of Knowledge Exchange, Bangor University
Michael Taylor, External Affairs Advisor, Manchester Metropolitan University
Yasmin Knight, Economic Development Manager, University of Sheffield

B) Careers and Student Enterprise: Where do they fit in? New opportunities for KE Professionals.
Helen Lewis, Director of Research and Enterprise Division, University of East Anglia
Julie Schofield, Head of Careers - Business Engagement, University of East Anglia

C) Commercialisation research in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: IP strategies and lessons from the AHRC KE Hubs.
Martin Brassell FRSA, Co-founder and CEO, Inngot
Michael Marra, Deputy Director, Design in Action

D) Upping our external profile.
Alex Waddington, Head of Communications and Engagement - policy@Manchester, University of Manchester

 15:00-15:30 Coffee Break


Breakout Session 2

A) Research Impact in local economies
Andrew Basu-McGowan, National Centre for Unversities and Business
David Browning, Managing Director, MediCity

B) Working together: How can you maximise corporate engagement?
Carole Barron (AURIL Chair), Director of Innovation & Enterprise, University of Kent
Dr Mark Anthony Bacon, Director of Engagement & Partnerships, Keele University

C) Creative ways to engage with business in the Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences
Gail Valentine, Business Partnership Manager at Design in Action, Dundee UniversityEsther Brown, Knowledge Exchange Development Associate, University of Bristol

D) Developing a Smart Marketing Campaign
Michelle Kelly, Managing Director, Leadgen Consulting

 19:00-23:00 Drinks reception & Conference dinner

Friday, 7th October

08:30-09:00 Registration & Coffee

09:00-09:05  Welcome
Dr Alasdair Cameron, Executive Director, AURIL 

 09:05-09:30 Plenary Session
Professor Tom Inns, Director, The Glasgow School of Art

 09:30-10:00 Plenary Session
Hugh Aitken CBE, CBI Scotland Director

 10:00-10:30 Coffee Break


Breakout Session 3

A) Degree Apprenticeships: A new way for Universities to engage with Industry
Professor Rebecca Strachan, Faculty Associate Pro Vice Chancellor, Northumbria University
Ruth Helyer, Head of Skills, Teesside University
Gilmar Queiros, Policy Intern - HE Trailblazer, Universities UK

B) 'Organising your University' - a view from both sides
Dr Michelle Lawty-Jones, Director, Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub


C) Measuring KE in the Arts & Humanities

Dr. Sumi David, Stragey and Development Manager, Arts and Humanities Research Council
Professor Alan Hughes, Professor of Innovation, Imperial College Business School


D) How do we create the right sort of demand of our academic expertise?

Mr Michael Lavery, Executive Director, Teesside University
Dr. Siobhan Jordan, Director, Interface

 12:00-12:15 Transition to Plenary

 12:15-12:45 Closing Keynote Address
Dr Mike Biddle, Deputy Director - Fund Portfolio, Portfolio Development, Innovate UK

 12:45-13:00 Closing Remarks

 13:00-14:00 Lunch and Close