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Networking Event

March 22, 2024


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Becky Harris

We are excited to share the details for our upcoming IRC networking event. The event will be a great opportunity to meet other research and innovation experts and to explore the innovation and research landscape. 

Key Information 

Date: 16 May 2024 

Time:  9:45 – 15:45 

Location: The Studio, 7 Cannon St., Birmingham, B2 5EP   

What is the purpose of the event?   

  • To understand the directions and evidence needs for research and innovation support as a wider community.    
  • To share gather insights to help inform projects and gaps in the research and innovation system.
  • To update the community – where is the IRC and where’s it going.

What is the structure for the day? 

The event will be broken up into different sessions. These will include:   

  • An intro session from UKRI.
  • A panel discussion with UKRI Senior Colleagues to discuss the importance of evidence for decision makers. This will provide attendees with a better understanding of how UKRI values and uses evidence. 
  • Three breakout sessions which will delve deeper into specific themes and address challenges. 

We will provide a breakdown of the full agenda closer to the time of the event.

Why should I attend? 

The event will provide you with: 

  • An opportunity to hear from UKRI Stakeholders.
  • An opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise.  
  • An opportunity to build connections and build the IRC’s research capacity.  

We hope you will join us for a day of knowledge sharing and networking.

If you have any questions at all about the event, please contact the IRC Administrator, Beth Midwinter on

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