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UKRI stakeholder events focusing on place

We are holding a number of events across the UK during May and June to discuss how UK Research and Innovation can play its part in responding to the UK Government’s focus on innovation and ‘place’. 

The UK Government’s White Paper highlights the important role science, research, innovation and skills provision is expected to play in driving productivity and economic growth throughout the regions and nations of the UK. We are committed to working with the UK Government to grow clusters of research excellence and innovation throughout the country.

The purpose of these events is to hear the latest thinking from the cross-council UK Research and Innovation team working on place on how science, research, innovation and skills provision is expected to play a part in driving productivity and economic growth throughout the regions and nations of the UK.

We are specifically looking to engage in discussion on how clusters can help accelerate local economic growth and are interested in the views of businesses and research organisations who are actively involved with the engagement of civic partners. These events are aimed at businesses, research organisations and civic partners who are actively engaged in the development of research and innovation clusters.

The events will also include an introduction to the UKRI Strength in Places call for expressions of interest which was launched on 21 May 2018.

The event locations and dates are below:

Plymouth Tuesday 22 May
Norwich Thursday 24 May
Belfast (Antrim) Wednesday 30 May (afternoon only)
Birmingham (central) Friday 1 June (morning or afternoon)
Glasgow (central) Tuesday 5 June (morning only)
Cardiff (central) Thursday 7 June (morning only)
Leeds (central) Monday 11 June (morning only)
London (Bloomsbury) Wednesday 27 June (morning or afternoon)

To register your interest in attending, please email events@re.ukri.org clearly specifying which event you would like to attend