Research and Innovation Services Bulletin

Updates:

  • New round of HEIF Funding now open!

The latest round of HEIF funding opened on 22 April 2014. HEIF investment funding is available to staff looking to commercialise University research of activity. To help you find out more about HEIF the Business Engagement team are running two one-hour workshops, the first on 30 April and the second on 7 May. To book your place, please visit Eventbrite.

If you have any questions about HEIF funding, please contact the Business Engagement Team.

  • Enterprise and Innovation Forum  Thursday 22 May 2014, 12.00pm–2.00pm, Innovation Space – Save the Date

The next Enterprise and Innovation Forum will be taking place on Thursday 22 May 2014, 12.00pm–2.00pm at the Innovation Space. This is an informal forum for members of staff who engage in enterprise and innovation activities within the University.

More details and booking instructions will be available soon.

  • Academic Blogging – are you ready to blog about your subject expertise?

The University’s Research Blogs site is looking for academics ready to blog around their subject expertise.  This could be about your research or how your research relates to recent events or news.  If you are interested, please take a look at the site: www.ris.port.ac.uk/researchblogs and email ris@port.ac.uk if you have questions or would like to be involved.

Events:

  • Digital Media Network  Tuesday 29 April 2014, Eldon Screening Room, 6.00pm8.00pm

In collaboration with Creative Network South, The University of Portsmouth runs the highly successful Digital Media Network, a forum providing expert advice to Creative Practitioners working in, or engaging with, digital media across any art form. The Network runs quarterly free-to-attend events across the south east in order to promote the excellent work of creatives in the region. At each event practitioners are able to benefit from the advice and experience of experts, learn about new opportunities, form collaborations with other practitioners and network with like-minded professionals.

Confirmed April 29 speakers are:

Sarah EllisDigital Producer for the Royal Shakespeare Company, named as one of the top one hundred most influential culture professionals by the Guardian in 2013, will talk about her work on the highly acclaimed Midsummer Night’s Dreaming, a partnership with the RSC and Google’s Creative Lab.

Caroline Sharman, CEO of Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal, and Adam Carroll-Smith, the theatre’s NTR Marketing Manager, will present on the ‘Cultural Corridor’, an ongoing NESTA project being run in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth.

Jonathan Goodacre, Regional Director (East of England) of The Audience Agency, will discuss the practical ways in which The Audience Agency is using digital as part of research and audience development.

Places are free but booking is essential.

To book your place and for further information please see our Eventbrite page.

  • How to search and submit for Research Funding – Wednesday 30 April

This event will provide a working introduction to the research funding opportunity and information services available to academic and research staff and to the electronic submission systems for European and Research Council UK research grant applications.

There are three sessions during the afternoon and you will need to book a ticket for each session you want to attend:

– 12.00pm–12.45pm Introduction to Research Professional and UKRO
– 12.45pm–13.05pm Making an EU application – the European Participant Portal
– 13.10pm–14.00pm Making an application to RCUK – the Joint Electronic Submission System (JeS)

For further details and to book a place please visit Eventbrite.

  • SME Business Growth through government funded schemes – a free event about KTPs from the University of Portsmouth – Thursday 1 May, 8.00am, Dental Academy

The University of Portsmouth is holding a free event to showcase the benefits to business of engaging in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).  KTPs are an established part government funded programme that links SMEs and universities on projects by embedding a graduate within the company.  Recent successes at the University have seen companies access new markets, deliver new products or develop profitability growth.

The session will include talks from university business development professionals, representatives from the funders as well as companies who have been through the scheme. There will be time for networking with both other academics as well as the University’s academics and business development leads.  We’ll also be offering the opportunity to set up a 1-1 conversation in advance, if you have a specific idea or problem in mind.

The session will be held on Thursday 1 May 2014 at the University’s Dental Academy, starting at 8.00am.  The itinerary is as follows:

8.00am – Registration and breakfast
8.30am – Welcome Alistair McDermott (Director of Innovation Services, University of Portsmouth)
8.40am – Regional Funding Streams (John Richardson, WSX Enterprise Limited)
8.50am – National Funding Initiatives (Neil Grice, KTP advisor, Technology Strategy Board)
9.05am – Company Perspective (Sarah Miles, formerly KTP Associate at J S Humidifiers)
9.20am – University Perspective (John Williams, Technology business lead, University of Portsmouth)

This will be followed by networking and 1 to 1 meetings

If you would like to attend or for more information, please email ris@port.ac.uk or visit Eventbrite.

  • Publishing with Nature and its sister journals – Thursday 8 May

Dr Patrick Goymer, Senior Editor at Nature, the prestigious weekly international journal of science, will be in Portsmouth to give a seminar on ‘Publishing with Nature and its sister journals’. The seminar will take place in Burnaby Building lecture theatre 3.30 at 4.00pm. All are very welcome to attend. To book your place, please visit Eventbrite.

  • Introduction to Research Funding  Wednesday 14 May

This workshop aims to provide guidance and information on ‘best practice’ and support available within the University to assist researchers in applying for external research funding.  It is applicable to all academic and research staff and to people who support research across the University.

This workshop will provide an overview of the UK and EU research funding landscape, guidance on ‘best practice’, information on processes and on sources of help and support within the University, to assist applicants and increase the chances of success.

For further details and to book a place please visit Eventbrite.

  • Introduction to Impact – Wednesday 21 May

This introductory session is designed for researchers who have had little experience of the impact agenda- such as early career researchers, or those who were not involved in writing impact case studies for the REF. It will cover a broad range of issues such as why impact is important to the university, how we define and measure impact, how we integrate impact into our research and how RIS can provide support to researchers

Places are free but you do need to book via Eventbrite.

  • Pathways to Impact: An introduction for grant applicants – Wednesday 28 May

This session will provide an introduction to Pathways to Impact for those new to the concept such as early career researchers. It will cover definitions, what makes a good pathways statement, how they might be evaluated. The session will form the basis of future, more interactive workshop sessions, where academics can bring research proposals and we will work as a team to help develop appropriate Pathways to Impact.

Places are free but you do need to book via Eventbrite.

  • Fellowship Applications Workshop – Wednesday 9 July

Fellowship funding covers many different kinds of awards, but this session focusses on a specific class of funding. These are the career development awards given to individuals near the start of their academic careers. These awards allow people to develop their independent research vision, to start building a research group and/or to position themselves to secure a permanent academic contract. Some have a particular focus on career development and may give access to other networks and training opportunities. These awards are very prestigious and therefore highly competitive.

The aim of the session is to provide guidance regarding Fellowship applications and advice on how to write a targeted application to increase your chances of success.

Who should attend?
This workshop is aimed at academic staff at the start of their career and to research staff wanting to apply for individual fellowships.

For further details and to book a place, please visit Eventbrite.

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