Westminster Higher Education Forum policy conference

Tuesday, 12th November 2019 – Central London

University-led regional innovation in the UK – implementing University Enterprise Zones and the next steps for the Strength in Places Fund


Dame Kate Barker, Chair, Strength in Places Fund and Chair, Industrial Strategy Commission

Dean Cook, Head of Regional Engagement, Innovate UK

Alice Frost, Director, Knowledge Exchange, Research England

Professor John Goddard, Vice-Chair, Civic University Commission; former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle and Author, The Civic University


Kellie Beirne, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal; Dr Samar Betmouni, University of Bradford; Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, University of Glasgow; Professor Mark Gillan, Artemis Technologies and Dr Maggie McGowan, University of Hull

Chaired by:

Peter Aldous MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Employment and Chair, County All-Party Parliamentary Group

Morning, Tuesday, 12th November 2019

Central London

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About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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