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RIN holds regular informative events for academic, research and support staff. Please check back regularly to see the new events which will be listed here with further details.


We can also provide bespoke presentations and training on, for example, effective grant applications; open access; IP; consultancy; research impact, and ethics for:

  • Groups of academics or staff within specific Schools or departments
  • Faculty leadership teams
  • Faculty Research Exec members
  • Research centres.

If you would like to find out more please contact x7924.



Innovate UK in the East of England

On Wednesday 4 March colleagues from UEA’S Research and Innovation Services attended the Innovate UK in the East of England Conference which was held at the John Innes Conference Centre, Norwich Research Park.

The Innovate UK in the East of England conference helps businesses in the region, to learn about funding, finance and collaborative opportunities to help them innovate and grow. With over 200 engaged businesses and researchers in attendance the conference also provided an excellent opportunity for networking.

Prof David Richardson, Vice Chancellor, formally opened the event and spoke passionately about the importance of innovation, enterprise and collaboration.

During the ‘beyond grant funding’ session, Saffron Myhill Hunt, UEA, spoke about the Low Carbon Innovation Fund and InvestEast and the opportunities that both of these funding pathways provide for businesses.

Over lunch, as well as networking and 1-to-1 meetings, attendees also had the opportunity to engage with the Norwich Research Park and find out more about what they have to offer and how businesses can collaborate with them.

The afternoon session saw UEA take the lead, with Prof Laura Bowater, Academic Director for Innovation, highlighting the range of ways businesses can work with universities and access student talent. Laura was joined by Jan Stringer (KTN), Dr Vittoria Danino (Anglian Water), Peter Brady (Orbital Media), who discussed their own experiences of working with Universities, and Sue Johnson (Consultancy, UEA) who spoke about the experience from a University perspective.

To end the day attendees had the opportunity to attend one of four sessions which looked at: writing successful grant applications, intellectual property, creating a winning pitch and going global. Each session was supported by experts and all were well attended and provided useful information.  

The conference was hugely successful with everyone leaving feeling as if they had received valuable insights and made vital connections.

If you were unable to attend you can view all of the slides from the day here:

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