KEC Webinar Series 2023: KE and innovation development across the UK

The Knowledge Exchange Concordat presents the fourth in a series of online webinar events for 2023.

With support from Operational group members from Research England, Praxis Auril, National Centre for University and Business (NCUB), National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) the Knowledge Exchange Concordat has brought together speakers to showcase practical advice, resources and good practice linked to important topics for those working within higher education institutions and beyond.

Join us to explore KE and innovation development across the UK, with a panel providing varied perspectives about approaches to innovation and local growth. This webinar will also consider how the Knowledge Exchange Concordat can be positioned to contribute to  policy challenges in the innovation space.

When: Wednesday 6th December 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Where: Zoom

Registration for this event is now closed.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.


I. Welcome – Greg Wade, Policy Manager, UUK

II. Overview introduction – Shahid Omer, UUK, on secondment from DSIT

III. KE & Innovation Policy – approach to innovation & local growth, panel facilitated by Greg Wade, UUK

Roundtable of perspectives from across the UK, considering the role Universities’ play in relation to economic growth.  This session calls upon reflections of participants about how universities can most effectively impact economic growth, given the political importance of this. We will being discussing experiences of successful initiatives, different national circumstances and what priority policy asks would be.
  • Peter Ptashko – Consultant /SME /Entrepreneurial perspective
  • Orla Kelly KE&I Collaboration Manager, UWS – Scotland University perspective
  • Dermot Leonard – Head of Business Alliance, QUB- NI University perspective
  • Stuart Wilkinson – Assistant Director, Innovation and Engagement, Oxford University – England University perspective
  • Lewis Dean – Head of the Wales Innovation Network, Universities Wales

III.  Future of the KEC – interactive session with audience engagement facilitated by David Russell, PraxisAuril

This session will consider how the KEC can evolve and develop to most effectively support institutions KE and innovation efforts, including those that support growth.

Resources, including KEC repository case studies, and Slido responses,  have been collected onto a Padlet board.

The recording of the webinar is currently unavailable and we are working to get this back as soon as we can.


Dec 06 2023


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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