Tagged: innovation

REF2014: 10 things to bear in mind


Andy Westwood, CEO of GuildHE, reflects on the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) and how they inflect the science and innovation policy landscape. Read the full story on the GuildHE website

Research, innovation and impact and the GuildHE Annual Conference 2014

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This year’s GuildHE Annual Conference, which took place at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the 11th and 12th of November, Vice-Chancellors and Principals considered the interlinking themes of research, innovation and impact. The panel was chaired by Professor Chris Gaskell, Principal …

Sustainable Innovation Conference: Cities & Regions as Catalysts for Smart & Sustainable Innovation

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The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD), based at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), will be addressing the importance of cities and regions as drivers for sustainable innovation in its next international conference in Copenhagen at the beginning of …

Innovation Systems and the role of small and specialist Higher Education Institutions


GuildHE and CREST have undertaken research in partnership with the OECD and the LEED Programme, encouraged by HEFCE, into the role of small and specialist Higher Education Institutions in stimulating innovation and local, regional, national and international economic growth, profiling case …

Harper Adams awarded Innovate UK funding to improve dairy cow welfare monitoring

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Researchers at Harper Adams University are contributing expertise to a project that aims to improve dairy cow health and welfare through the use of sensor technology. The collaborative project, known as DASIE (Dairy Animal Sensor Integrated Engineering), has been co-funded …

Royal Agricultural University launches new Rural Innovation Centre

Former Government Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor Sir John Beddington, officially launched the Royal Agricultural University’s (RAU) brand new Rural Innovation Centre (RIC) at Harnhill Manor Farm on Thursday 27 March. Leading industry professionals and representatives from BASF, Agrii, CCRI, FWAG …

Hiscox and York St John University launch innovative workplace design challenge

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Specialist insurer Hiscox and York St John University have joined forces to launch a design competition that will give students the opportunity to make their mark on the insurer’s new landmark building in the city – opening in 2015. Internationally …

Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre launched at Harper Adams

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A £2.9 million centre to support advanced agricultural engineering teaching and research was today launched at Shropshire’s Harper Adams University. Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science, conducted the official opening of The Agricultural …

Gloucestershire-based recycling company awarded Innovation Voucher for collaborative project with RAU

The Royal Agricultural University is pleased to announce that Greencycleit, a Gloucestershire based company specialising in innovative recycling, has been awarded a Universities South West (USW) Innovation voucher to support its product development work with the RAU. The scheme has …

Norwich University of the Arts to lead £3 million Investment in the City’s Digital Creative Businesses

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Funding for a new £3 million development to support Norwich’s growing digital creative industries sector has been granted this week. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has approved funding of over £1.5 million for the Digital Centre for …

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