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This Forum provides attendees with the opportunity to hear an update on the development of the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) and the next steps for the implementation of the KEF pilots.

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Manchester, England, UK

Knowledge Exchange Framework Next steps

Manchester, England, UK

Participants will discuss with leading policy experts the current landscape of knowledge exchange and hear preliminary findings from the KEF consultation. In addition to this, best practice case studies will share innovative methods of knowledge exchange which foster effective collaboration between universities and businesses.


This Forum is specifically designed for the Higher Education sector. Typical job titles include:

  • Directors of Knowledge Exchange
  • Research Impact Managers
  • Deans of Research and Enterprise
  • Directors of Research and Development
  • Directors of Business Development
  • Heads of Research Partnerships
  • Chancellors
  • Pro-Vice Chancellors
  • Principals
  • Heads of Faculty
  • Senior Research Managers
  • Research Support Officers
  • Business Engagement Officers
  • Senior Professors

This Forum is also open to the Private and Voluntary Sectors, as well as Central Government, in order to encourage debate and networking.

Key Speakers Confirmed:
  • Alice Frost, Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England 
  • Hamish McAlpine, Head of Knowledge Exchange Data and Evidence, Research England
  • Dr Emma Burke, Innovation Lead in Open Programmes, Innovate UK
  • Professor Trevor McMillan, Chair, Knowledge Exchange Framework Steering Group and Vice Chancellor, Keele University
  • Professor David Haddleton, Professor of Chemistry, University of Warwick and CSO, Medherant
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