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Research and Innovation Conference 2017

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Southampton Solent University

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Research and Innovation Conference 2017 - Making an impact

Presented by the Research and Innovation Office

Registration closes : Thursday 27 April 2017 (12 noon)

This year’s Research and Innovation Conference is less than a month away. Taking place on 3-4 May, the theme of the conference is ‘Making an impact’, and we are delighted to welcome a number of prominent speakers.

Confirmed keynote speakers :

  • David Sweeney, Director (Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange) Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
  • Prof Andrew Chitty, AHRC Creative Economy Champion
  • Lauren Bowker, Textile Alchemist, The Unseen
  • Prof Mike Wilson, Dean for Research and Professor of Drama, Loughborough University

David Sweeney, from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), will present on government strategies for the brave new world of higher education and research.

You can also listen to Professor Andrew Chitty, who will explain why the UK needs research for the creative economy, or Professor Michael Wilson, who’s set to ask: “Why wouldn’t you want to make a difference?”

Lauren Bowker is to present THE UNSEEN, a material exploration house that uses chemistry alongside design and technology to develop simple solutions for everyday problems by visualising data through the primal language of colour change.

Charlotte Medland and Dr Steve Dorney (from the University of Southampton) alongside Dr Anthony Gallagher (from Southampton Solent University) will be discussing how to know you are making an impact through public engagement, and Matthew Guest, from GuildHE, will talk about impact and knowledge exchange.

And that’s not all. You can attend one of the many active demonstrations, speed networking, or the two minute dissertation and three minute thesis competitions.

You’ll hear about the results of this year’s Solent Research Challenge, which has been looking at the musical life of Sotonians, and find out about what topic the challenge will cover next year.

Solent staff and students will also be presenting their research.

As you can see, there’s lots going on! For more information about the conference and to view the programme, please visit our conference website by clicking here.

Please note that this is a 2 day event, when you register for a ticket you are confirming your attendance at both days. If you are only intending to attend 1 of the days then please advise us at research.innovation@solent.ac.uk

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