RKT hosts a variety of events which are open to both internal and external guests. Our events range from small, internal seminars and project meetings to large-scale research conferences and presentations.
Case study: Exeter Impact Awards
Research & Knowledge Transfer organised and delivered the inaugural which took place at the University in December 2011. The awards were designed and conceived by RKT with significant support and assistance from a cross-collegiate steering group comprising both academic and non-academic staff. Nearly 100 applications for the awards were received with winners announced to 300 guests in 7 categories.
Case study: Microscopy in the fast lane
A successful event in February, exploring the potential for an innovative microscopic imaging technique, has led to £5000 of Proof of Concept funding for follow-on research in partnership with industry attendees.
The logistics, invitations and overall organisation of the workshop was co-ordinated by Pete Hodges in Research & Knowledge Transfer. This involved co-ordinating the running of the day (including organising transport, catering, and accommodation), and making specific arrangements for event participants. RKT also commissioned specialist help from Chris O’Brien at Bulletin Academic, who put together briefings and inviting specialist companies to the event.
Case Study: National Taiwan University Visit
In April 2010 the University of Exeter School of Biosciences hosted a delegation of high-profile academics from National Taiwan University (NTU) College of Life Sciences. NTU is nationally recognised as a top 100 ranked university, and its College of Life Sciences has an excellent reputation in the international research field.
The visit followed an initial visit to Taiwan from a delegation of Exeter academics including Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Smith. Research & Knowledge Transfer assisted with the organisation of the return visit which was hosted by the School of Biosciences and International Office. It is hoped that as a result of the visit a lasting partnership will be built.
Dean Grace Chu-Fang Lo, Professor of Institute of Zoology and Dean of the College of Life Sciences said: “All of our delegates found the University of Exeter academics very welcoming and enthusiastic, and we were impressed by Exeter’s efforts toward excellence in internationalization and scientific research. Our two universities clearly have a lot of common interests in life science research, especially in systems biology, evolution and conservation biology, cognitive science and animal behaviour, toxicology and stress/disease responses.”
She closed by saying that “A close relationship between the University of Exeter and National Taiwan University will benefit both institutions. We look forward to developing a regular program for student exchange and establishing more collaboration in research, especially in the field of Biosciences.”