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AHSS Business Engagement and Commercialisation Network Workshop

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Telford International Centre

St Quentin Gate

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Join colleagues across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences business engagement, research and knowledge transfer, commercialisation, and everything in between or related, for an afternoon of discussion. Held twice a year, these events allow a network of staff across these functions to present and discuss topics affecting the landscape of engagement.

Agenda:

12.00-13.00 - Arrival and lunch

13.00-13.30 - The Social Enterprise Spinout, Dr Mark Mann (Innovation Manager for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Oxford University Innovation Ltd)

13.30-14.00 - Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Platforms for Local Cultural and Creative Clusters, Brigid Howarth (Senior Impact and Partnerships Development Manager, Culture, University of Exeter)

14.00-15.00 - Unconferencing

15.00-15.30 - ESRC and AHRC Presentation on Current Issues and Opportunities in the Field

15.30-16.00 - Coffee and Depart

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The Social Enterprise Spinout

With disciplines including anthropology, geography, international development, politics, philosophy and economics to name but a few, it is unsurprising that the most appropriate means of making a sustainable, commercial and ethical impact for many research outputs in AHSS is through “not-for-profit” social ventures. Whilst the University of Manchester has been doing this for years across disciplines, setting up social ventures based on research is relatively novel in the HE sector as a whole. This talk will be about the work we have done recently in setting up the infrastructure to add social enterprise to our offering with a couple of case studies and how we have accidentally grown our pipeline to 23 (and counting) without having told anyone what we are planning to do it.


Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Platforms for Local Cultural and Creative Clusters

What works in different locations? From large to small cities and from campus based offers to dispersed interfaces and rural locations, what KPIs are most appropriate and valuable for Universities? How are initiatives funded and managed, and how do they respond to local economic and social challenges whilst delivering benefits and opportunities for researchers? Beginning with Exeter Cultural Partnership hosted within the University of Exeter as an example, this session offers an opportunity to share approaches.



The current organising group of the network consists of:

Andy Newnham – University of Birmingham

Andrew Wray – Bristol University

Anne Sofie Laegran – University of Edinburgh

Britta Wyatt – Oxentia

Bruce Ethrington – Cardiff University

Mark Mann – Oxford University

Vanessa Gabriel-Robinson – Queen Mary University


Please email a.newnham@bham.ac.uk with any questions

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