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Overview

This conference will address cross-sector collaborations by bringing together past and current Royal Society Industry FellowsEntrepreneurs in Residence and their collaborators.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear what other network members are working on, participate in workshops surrounding issues facing industry scientists in the UK, and hear about the wider work of the Royal Society as a whole.

Attending this event

As well as new and current Industry Fellows and Entrepreneurs in Residence, there will be a limited numbers of places at this event for others interested in the relationship between industry and academia.

If you would like to attend, please email industry@royalsociety.org with a short explanation as to why you are interested in the event. As places are limited, we cannot guarantee that there will be spaces available.

Schedule

09:30-09:35
Welcome and Industry Programme update

Speakers

Dr Katy Gearing

Head of Industry Engagement, The Royal Society


Chair

Professor Neill Campbell

University of Bath

09:35-09:45
Intelligent software tools and new models for industry/academia engagement

Speakers

Professor Neill Campbell

University of Bath

09:45-09:50
Breeding and genomics of the black soldier fly

Speakers

Dr Gregor Gorjanc

University of Edinburgh

09:50-09:55
Next-generation very small nuclear reactors for space and heat applications

Speakers

Dr Aiden Peakman

National Nuclear Laboratory

09:55-10:00
Gene editing in zebrafish to support drug target validation: The short and long of it

Speakers

Dr Matthew Winter

University of Exeter

10:00-10:05
Nanostructured TiO2 for green energy applications

Speakers

Professor Vlado Lazarov

University of York

10:05-10:10
Affective design methods for virtual reality

Speakers

Dr Christof Lutteroth

University of Bath

10:10-10:15
Bioassay development using genetically encoded biosensors to reduce off target drug effects

Speakers

Dr Graham Ladds

University of Cambridge

10:15-10:20
Opportunities and challenges in using silicon carbide MOSFETs in multi-megawatt renewable energy applications

Speakers

Dr Paul Judge

University of Edinburgh

10:20-10:30
Reflections on an Industry Fellowship

Speakers

Dr Aquila Mavalankar

Adaptix Ltd


Chair

Professor Neill Campbell

University of Bath

11:30-11:45
170 years of industrial education

Speakers

John Lavery

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

11:45-12:00
Turning ideas into reality – supporting entrepreneurs to solve society’s greatest challenges

Speakers

Katie Saddleton

Royal Academy of Engineering


Chair

Dr Nessa Carey

Carey International Impact Training

12:00-12:10
A lot of help from our friends - building an expert network at the University of Oxford

Speakers

Dr Nessa Carey

Carey International Impact Training

12:10-12:15
Defining Maths: thoughts from a maths EiR 8 months in

Speakers

Chris Daniels

FlareBright Ltd

12:20-12:25
Making affordable solutions for global health challenges: How to commercialise high impact, low profit science

Speakers

Dr Barrie Rooney

TroZonX17

12:25-12:30
Developing new indications for generic medicines in neglected diseases

Speakers

Dr Stephen Hobbiger

University College London

12:35-12:40
Developing targeted mentor support for entrepreneurs

Speakers

Janette Pallas

Optimum Performance Through Training

12:40-12:45
Catalysing academic-industrial collaboration in chemistry

Speakers

Dr James Douglas

AstraZeneca

12:50-13:00
Commercialising academia's research: multiple choices

Speakers

Dr Fiona Riddoch Phd MBA

Energy and Energy Policy Specialist

14:00-15:30
Transforming UK translation: five years in

Abstract

In 2017 the Society and three other partners (the Academy of Medical Science, the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Academy of Engineering) published a joint position which outlined a ten-year plan and declared that “research should have the widest possible benefit to society, and that new knowledge and discoveries should be applied beyond the academic setting wherever possible” and that “a vibrant translation system is essential for this to occur”.

The declaration set out eight commitments using a broad definition of translation covering a range of knowledge exchange activities primarily taking place in universities and research institutes, while also acknowledging that not all organisations would have the resource or remit to address all the actions.

We are now five years into this ten-year plan and during this time the Society has consulted the innovation community on the challenges of translation in the UK in workshops and meetings (for example in 2019 and 2020) and developed industry facing award schemes. Currently the Research and Innovation team in Science Policy is developing a major project, to be chaired by Sir Adrian Smith PRS, on a long-term vision for science. This will take a long view of R&D across academia and industry up to the year 2040, ask what the science system should look like to maximise the economic and societal benefits, and what needs to happen between now and then to realise that vision.

In this workshop, we will review the progress made to date by the Society to address the eight commitments; how the external policy environment has changed in the last five years as experienced by attendees; and consult attendees on what further role the Society should play in developing the long term vision for optimising the process for translation of novel research in the UK.

Speakers

Tom Frostick

Head of Policy - Research and Innovation, The Royal Society

Tim Rees Jones

Senior Policy Advisor - Science Policy, The Royal Society

16:00-17:00
Recognition of scientists in industry

Abstract

The Royal Society’s prestigious medals and awards programme recognises and celebrates outstanding contributions to science from individuals and teams. Around 30 medals and awards are presented each year, celebrating excellence across a wide range of scientific research areas and roles. Several of the awards are accompanied by a prize lecture.

Historically, the programme recognised excellence in research, but the scope has broadened in more recent years to recognise those excelling in outreach and science communication. The Society is now working to broaden the nomination pool, ensuring it more accurately reflects modern-day science and diversity in all its forms.

Speakers

Katie Coupar-Evans

Head of Scientific Programmes, The Royal Society

17:00-17:30
Closing keynote

Speakers

Simon Andrews

Executive Director, Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd

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