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Networking Event -Thurs 16 May 2024

May 16, 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. 
  • Breakout sessions delving deeper into specific themes asking for insights and expertise from participants in order to support the work of UKRI and the IRC
  • A session on ‘actionable insights’, including definitions and examples

The full agenda for the event is available to view here.

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 Becky Harris on

Please note the sign up form will close at 12pm on Thursday 9th May.

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