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'SEE Changemakers' HE Social Enterprise & Innovation Conference Series 2017
Thu 23 March 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 GMT
HE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE & INNOVATION CONFERENCE SERIES 2017
Coventry University, University of Oxford with Oxford Brookes University, and University of Manchester have come together to host a 2017 conference series of 3 events in 3 locations to shape, inform and share the business case for social enterprise programmes in the higher education sector.
As leaders, innovators and ‘placeshapers’ in the university enterprise sector, coherent arguments are needed that can attract resources to support further innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship work for universities, staff and students. Future budgets will continue to reduce, along with future of HEIF and BREXIT creating a range of uncertainty creating an explicit need to balance the contribution HEIs make to their regional and national economy through knowledge expertise, jobs creation and talent retention.
Join us for the first conference event on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at the Engineering & Computing Building in central Coventry to explore how our sector can focus budget and capital resources, increase accountability and stakeholder engagement, and continue to drive forwards with enterprise-based work, both ‘on campus’ and within our respective geographic and economic localities.
- KEYNOTE: Mike Hawking (Partnerships Manager (Cities), Joseph Rowntree Foundation)
- Dr Clive Winters (Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Public Relationships), Coventry University)
- Katharine Danton (Director of Strategy and Influence, UnLtd)
- Ed Hughes (Regional Consultant, HEFCE)
- Peter Holbrook (Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK)
- Kevin Griffiths (Newman Health and Wellbeing, Newman University)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This is a 'placeshaping' conference series aimed at university staff who have an interest in the wider enterprise agenda and developing the business case for funding and investment in HEIs.
The day will deliver high-value speakers from across the HE sector and external influencers, best exemplar case studies, open Q&A panels and group working providing you the opportunity to inform and influence this important agenda across the UK.
CONFERENCE SERIES OUTCOME
Following the conference series, an accessible paper will be published with a co-ordinated rationale and clear ‘business imperatives’ for HEIs to use within their own organisations and enterprise funding applications. It will also be shared with leading partners and stakeholders interested in, and working on, the education and enterprise agenda.
The ‘SEE Changemakers Conference Series 2017’ is a collaboration between, and supported by: