Save the Date - Business Impact School: 2 - 4 March 2016
The Valuing Nature Programme will run a three-day Business Impact School to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to gain insight into producing research with business impact.
The Natural Environment Research Council is funding this School to help develop a Valuing Nature research community with a broader understanding of how to translate research into private sector decision making and innovation.
Expected business participants include Willis, Nestle, United Utilities, National Grid, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Aldersgate Group, Intelligent Health, Landmarc and Satellite Communications Catapult and others. The programme will offer plenty of opportunity to interact with speakers, including a ‘hands-on’ session on designing research for business impact.
The Valuing Nature Programme will offer fully-funded places (school, travel, accommodation, meals, field trip) for around 25 early stage researchers. To be eligible, applicants must be registered for a PhD at the closing date for applications (see below) or employed as a post-doc researcher and awarded a PhD on or after 1 January 2014. The School is open only to applicants registered or employed at UK universities or research bodies eligible for UK Research Council funding.
Deadline for applications: 5 February, 2016
Full details will be available in mid-January from the Business Impact School page.