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ESRC IAA Training Course: How to Build Partnerships - January 2016

Thursday 14 January 2016, 2.00PM to 4.30pm

'UK Research Councils seek to accelerate the two-way flow of people ideas between the research environment and wider economy, and thereby contribute to national prosperity, the quality of life of UK citizens, and cultural enrichment of our society. Knowledge exchange encompasses the systems and processes by which knowledge, expertise and skilled people transfer between the research environment (universities, centres and institutes) and its user communities in industry, commerce, public and service sectors.' - Research Councils UK

In order to carry out effective knowledge exchange, it is vital that relationships with external partners are well considered, nurtured and developed. Partnership building is about working with other people and organisations in order to increase the effectiveness of a particular project and is key to successful knowledge exchange. In order to build and maintain partnerships with external organisations, universities must work hard to understand the benefit research to different sectors and potential partners for collaboration.

This course will showcase different partnerships which exist at York between academic and non-academic communities. It will provide an insight into the issues to be considered when embarking on a new collaboration and provide tips to building and maintaining successful partnerships.

This course is funded through the University of York ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. 

The course is aimed at and open to University of York staff. It will be of particular interest to academic and research staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences who are putting together grant applications.

Admission is by free ticket only, please book your place at Eventbrite.

Location: Training Room YH/001b, Research Centre for Social Sciences, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5ZF