Knowledge Exchange Day

Thu, 8 Jun 2023 10:00 - 16:00

This is a Special Event for university Knowledge Exchange Transfer Officers, Industry Liaison Officers and Academics and Practitioners working on the interface between academia and industry.

The ORS Knowledge Exchange Day aims to raise awareness of the different opportunities for Knowledge Exchange between Operational Research and Management Science groups in universities and non-academic organisations.

Registration: 10.00

Programme: 10.30 to 16.00

OR/MS groups in UK universities have traditionally been excellent at getting MSc students working closely with businesses and government, and the day will provide the chance for sharing ideas on how to maintain this good practice. There are also opportunities to build on this model to increase the amount of knowledge exchange carried out at higher levels, including joint PhD projects, internships and funded projects in which universities and companies, charities or governmental organisations work together to solve practical problems.

The event will include a plenary session on the current and future Landscape of Knowledge Exchange in Mathematical Sciences. Our speakers, from the Knowledge Exchange Hub for Mathematical Sciences, Innovate UK and Kent Business School will discuss the availability of funding opportunities for research translation and provide insights into successful KE partnerships between academia and industry including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

In addition, we have planned group work sessions that will allow participants to collaborate and brainstorm ideas for improving Knowledge Exchange outcomes. The day promises to be an excellent opportunity for university Knowledge Exchange Transfer Officers and Industry Liaison Officers, as well as academics and practitioners working on the interface between academia and practice to network, establish new partnerships and best practices.

The event is fully funded by The OR Society so it is free to attend, but places are limited and advance booking is essential.

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