AURIL2012 Programme

Thursday 11th October 2012

Registration and Coffee

 Conference Welcome

Dr Alasdair Cameron, Executive Director of AURIL


AURIL Chair Conference Address

Dr David McBeth, Chair of AURIL


The AMRC Model: A collaborative approach to research (Keynote)

Professor Keith Ridgway CBE

Professor of Design and Manufacturing and Executive Dean of the AMRC at the University of Sheffield

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The Satellite Applications Catapult: An industry perspective on catapults

Richard Peckham

Business Development Director (UK), Astrium

11:15-12:00 Coffee

Impact in the Creative Industries

Alisdair Aldous

Research and Enterprise Collaborations Development Manager, University of the Arts London


Business University Collaboration and the National Centre for Universities and Business

Philip Ternouth

Associate Director, Council for Industry and Higher Education

13:00-14:00 Lunch

Launch of two new JISC-funded online resources for Business and Community Engagement

  • AURIL/JISC Professional Development Framework and Self-Diagnostic Tool
  • JISC CRM Good Practice Handbook

Philip Graham, Business Alliances Manager, Queens University, Belfast; former Exec Director, AURIL
Oisin MacNamara,
former AURIL Council member
Linda Baines,
AURIL CPD Chair and AURIL Council member
Simon Whittemore,
Programme manager, Business and Community Engagement, JISC


Breakout Session 1

Catapults in operation

(Professor Bill Ion, Operations Director at the Advance Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)

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HEFCE: Knowledge Exchange and Economic Recovery

(Dr Jenni Chambers, Knowledge Exchange & Skills Policy Advisor, HEFCE)

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Learning the knowledge

(Linda Baines, AURIL Council member
Bob Bell, Higher Education and IT Consultant
Marc Dobson, BCE Programme Liaison Manager, JISC

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Intelligent Brokering

(Dr Fiona Armstrong and Dr Emily Nott, Research Base Liaison Managers, Technology Strategy Board)

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15:30-16:00 Coffee

Breakout Session 2

Directors' Cut meeting (Adding Value)

(Carole Barron, Director of Innovation & Enterprise, University of Kent)

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HEBCI survey review

(Sarah Grimes, Senior Business Development Analyst, Higher Education Statistics Agency)

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How to manage relationships for mutual benefit

(Simon Whittemore, Programme Manager JISC Community and Business Engagement
Karen Race, Deputy Director of Academic Enterprise, Teesside University
Kate Mitchell, CRM Manager, University of Huddersfield)

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Embedding impact analysis in research

(David Owen, Project Manager, National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement)

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19:30-20:00 Pre-dinner drinks reception

Conference Dinner and AURIL Lifetime Achievement Awards


Friday 12th October 2012

Registration and Coffee


(Dr Alasdair Cameron, Executive Director, AURIL)


AURIL Update

(Dr David McBeth, Chair, AURIL & Dr David Bembo, Vice Chair, ARUIL)


SME University Interaction 

David Pollard

Chairman Education, Skills and Business Support Policy Group,
Federation of Small Businesses


Developing SME Capability; a Recessionary Solution to Resource Constraint 

C. Mark Ridgway OBE

Managing Director, Joseph Rhodes Limited

10:30-11:00 Coffee

 Innovative Enterprises: Putting Research into Policy and Practice

Professor Lynn Martin

Professor of Entrepreneurship Manchester Metropolitan University and President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship


SME Interaction with Universities: encouraging innovation 

John Dodds

Director of Innovation, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills


Reviewing Intellectual Property: Where Next? (Keynote) 

Professor Ian Hargreaves CBE

Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University and author of “Digital Opportunity: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth”

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12:30-13:15 Panel Discussion

Closing Remarks

(Dr David McBeth, Chair, AURIL and Dr Alasdair Cameron, Executive Director, AURIL)

13:30 Conference close and lunch