Creating connections in Yorkshire and the Humber

24 June 2024 10:30 - 16:00 The Principal York, Station Road, York, YO24 1AA Free
Creating Connections

Taking place at The Principal York, this event will bring together experts from academia, industry and government to address scientific and technical opportunities and challenges in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.

The day will feature workshops and roundtable discussions on diverse topics including policy, innovation and education. This event will also feature a lunchtime address and a networking break which will bring together delegates from across the conference. 

Attending this event

This event will be free to attend by invitation. To request an invitation, please contact industry@royalsociety.org

Schedule

10:30-12:30 Defossilising the chemical industry

This event builds upon the Royal Society’s latest policy briefing, titled ‘Catalysing change: Defossilising the chemical industry’, which will be published on 8 May. This briefing explores the opportunities and challenges in replacing fossil feedstocks used to make chemicals with alternative sources of carbon – biomass, plastic waste and carbon dioxide. 

The session will hold discussions on alternative chemical feedstocks, strengthen the network needed to defossilise the chemical industry in Yorkshire and nearby areas and help the region reach its net zero ambitions. The event will be attended by 40 stakeholders from across industry, academia and policy.

This session is invitation-only.

11:00-12:30 Teacher workshop - practical science in the classroom

We are inviting York based primary school teachers and headteachers to a workshop session, focussing on providing support and solutions to carrying out practical science in the classroom. This session has been designed by The Royal Society Schools Engagement team in collaboration with the University of York's Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC). Alongside discussions and a workshop activity, the session will highlight The Royal Society's free teaching resources and opportunities to access funding for science projects. It will also feature a case study talk from a teacher and STEM partner who have participated in The Royal Society’s Partnership Grants scheme.

This session is invitation-only.

11:00-12:30 Skills for future research leaders

We are inviting our award holders and Fellows of the Royal Society to join us in exploring the skills essential for early career researchers to establish leadership and independence. The discussion will also seek to examine the skills required to establish and foster successful collaborations that drive innovation, maximise research outcomes and respond to societal needs.

As well as contributing to this important discussion that links to our career development programme for funded researchers, this will be an opportunity to connect with other research fellows, Fellows of the Royal Society and staff of the Royal Society.

This session is invitation-only.

Chair

Dr Ceri Batchelder

Dr Ceri Batchelder

Connect&Create

11:00-12:30 Industry College networking session - morning

Join us for a morning of presentations surrounding the local innovation landscape and hear about the work of Royal Society Industry College network members, who are working to foster industry-academia collaboration.

The Royal Society Industry College network consists of current and former award holders of the Royal Society Industry Fellowship, short Industry Fellowship and Entrepreneur in Residence schemes. All three schemes were established by the Society to help facilitate research translation and strengthen the links between industry and academia.

This session is open to all.

If you would like to attend this session, please register here or get in touch with the Industry team.

Professor Ana Cavalcanti

Professor Ana Cavalcanti

University of York

Professor Alastair Lewis

Professor Alastair Lewis

University of York

Dr Pooja Goddard

Dr Pooja Goddard

Loughborough University

Lynne Cadenhead

Lynne Cadenhead

Immaculate Drinks

Dr Louise Jopling

Dr Louise Jopling

Health Innovation East

11:00-15:15 The future of scientific and research careers

This workshop will bring together those from academia, industry and government to discuss the future of research and scientific careers, as well as careers for those with a scientific background, as part of the Royal Society’s Science 2040 programme. This session will look at the broad question of what future research and scientific careers should look like, specifically focusing on non-standard routes of career progression. The discussion will focus on what career pathways for researchers and those with a scientific background should look like in the future, and how the diversity of career pathways can be better supported.

This session is invitation-only.

13:45-15:15 Title to be confirmed

This session is by invitation only.

13:45-15:15 It's 2024 - is scientific publishing evolving?

This workshop from the Royal Society journals team will bring together members of the scientific community to spark discussion on the future of publishing, value of open science and what it means to researchers, and what hurdles we have yet to overcome.

This session is open to all.

If you’d like to attend, please contact the Publishing team.

13:45-15:15 Industry College networking session - afternoon

An afternoon of workshops and discussion surrounding industry-academia collaborations, with a particular focus on partnerships in Yorkshire and the Humber.

This is open to the Royal Society Industry College network, which consists of current and former award holders of the Royal Society Industry Fellowship, short Industry Fellowship and Entrepreneur in Residence schemes.

This session is invitation-only.