Keynote: Knowledge Exchange - A Funders Perspective

Keynote: Knowledge Exchange - A Funders Perspective

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A Keynote on the latest state of play in terms of Government priorities and spending review decisions and funding allocations.

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Alice Frost will review the last years of KE policy and funding developments, including the impact of COVID 19, HEIF, the initiation of the Knowledge Exchange Framework and the Knowledge Exchange Concordat and the increased focus on commercialisation. As well as setting out Research England’s current intentions and plans for a fundamental review of its KE funding and policy approaches

Presenter: Alice Frost

Alice Frost is the Director of Knowledge Exchange Policy at Research England. (RE - one of the nine Councils to the new UK public funding agency – UK Research and Innovation). She is responsible for knowledge exchange policy and funding at RE, and a lead expert at UKRI on commercialization.

Her background is in national policy for research, universities, innovation and economic development. Over many years, Alice has advised countries across Europe and Asia on the UK model of a third stream of funding for knowledge exchange.

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) attributes developed during this session are relevant to the following sub-domains:

Domain A: Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities

A1: Knowledge base

A2: Cognitive Abilities   

A3: Creativity    

Domain B: Personal Effectiveness

B1: Personal Qualities   

B2: Self-Management

B3: Professional and Career Development

Domain C: Research Governance and Organisation        

C1: Professional Conduct

C2: Research Management        

C3: Finance, Funding and Resources       

Domain D: Engagement, Influence and Impact

D1: Working with Others            

D2: Communication and Dissemination

D3: Engagement and Impact

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