Training and Development Programme

As part of the University's Impact, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IIKE) strategy, Research and Innovation Services is providing a variety of training opportunities for Academics, Researchers and all Knowledge Exchange support staff. These will provide participants with the skills needed to develop and enhance the value of their collaborations with external partners, and improve and increase the University's external economic and social impact.

For more information please contact Chris Hill, c.hill@sheffield.ac.uk, 0114 22 21456

Name Date Description

Impact from Blue Skies Research

Facilitator: Sarah Geere - Impact Consultant

4th Jul 2017 10:30 - 12:00

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Delivering impact brings specific challenge for those engaged in theoretical or 'blue skies' research, whatever your discipline. This workshop aims to give you some tips and guidelines for how to think about impact in this context. The workshop will last one hour, and be followed by an optional half hour discussion where you can raise your own questions or concerns.

Pathways to Impact

Facilitator: Sarah Geere - Impact Consultant

27th Jul 2017 13:30 - 16:00

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A nuts-and-bolts, hands-on workshop to help you approach your pathways to impact and impact statement for an RCUK grant proposal.

This 2.5 hour workshop is aimed at researchers who are in the process of (or about to begin) drafting a grant proposal. It will guide attendees step by step through the initial stages of thinking through possible impacts and impact activities and provide tips on style and content. Attendees can expect to go away with the skeleton of their impact statement that they can then work up into a full document.

The workshop is tailored to researchers with a specific research proposal in mind, and will be of limited benefit to those looking for a more general introduction to impact. If you are not yet at this stage then you may wish to consider attending a future iteration of this workshop.

Introduction to Impact

Facilitator: Sarah Geere - Impact Consultant

5th Sep 2017 12:00 - 13:30

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The word "impact" is everywhere these days. But how confident are you that you understand what it means for you, your research and your future career?

Come along to this informal lunch session to get a clear basic understanding of "the impact agenda" and its implications for researchers and institutions. The session will consist of a presentation delivered by the University's impact specialist, followed by a Q&A session and informal chat over lunch, where you can ask any questions you may have and clear up any doubts and misapprehensions.

Innovation, Impact and Knowledge Exchange Think Tank

8th Jun 2017 12:00 - 14:00

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Come and join us for lunch and meet colleagues from across the University with an interest in Innovation, Impact and Knowledge Exchange.

The focus of this session will be on how best to identify and evidence impact. Colleagues from Research & Innovation Services will lead a short discussion about how we are looking to identify and evidence impact from IIKE funded activity. We hope to gain thoughts and insight from those in the group who can help to shape this important work.

Research Ethics & Integrity Workshop:

Research in Developing Countries

Wednesday 17th May 2017
9.30-12.30
Alfred Denny Conference Room

The University Research Ethics Committee (supported by the R&IS Quality & Research Integrity Team) will be holding a workshop focussing on the ethical risks, and challenges to maintaining research integrity, when researching in developing countries.

This event is open to researchers at all levels interested in research in developing countries – it is highly relevant for those interested in applying for, or in receipt of, funding from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) or other similar funds.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ris/other/gov-ethics/ethicspolicy/educationresources/research-in-developing-countries

Growing and Broadening Commercial Relationships

Facilitators : Andrew Corcoran from Blueberry Training.
Members of Research and Innovation Partnerships team.

22nd Mar 2017 09:30 - 16:00

This workshop is designed to help academics, early career researchers and professional support staff to develop a fruitful business relationship beyond initial trading activities thereby acting as a partner rather than purely a supplier of goods and services.

Workshop content:

  • Reviewing the initial project: to what degree were expectations met?
  • Relationship management
  • Creating new opportunities in partnership
  • Communications planning

Developing a Commercial Proposal

Facilitators : Andrew Corcoran from Blueberry Training
Members of TUOS Commercialisation Team

15th Feb 2017 09:30 - 16:00

This is a full day course for academics with limited commercial experience, early career researchers and professional support staff.

Workshop content:

  • Building a compelling proposal
  • Presenting your ideas
  • Negotiating the deal
  • Delivering the project

The Entrepreneurial Academic

Facilitators : Andrew Corcoran from Blueberry Training
Members of TUOS Commercialisation Team

1st Feb 2017 09:30 - 16:00

This is a full day course aimed at helping academics with limited commercial experience, early career researchers and professional support staff to understand the context for commercialisation of intellectual property in Higher Education and how that translates in TUOS.

Workshop content:

  • Enterprise in a Higher Education
  • Essential Skills
  • IP in TUOS
  • Communication and Development
  • Moving Beyond Teaching and Learning