Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

In addition to providing insights on topics that sit at the heart of our modern collaborative world, NCUB events act as networking opportunities that encourage leaders from universities, businesses and government to interact and have their voices heard.

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At the National Centre, we aim to break down the barriers between key figures from universities and businesses, allowing you to network, share your expertise and perspectives, and find new ways to collaborate, feeding into public policy.

To suggest topics for future events, programmes, research or reports, or for any questions, please email events@ncub.co.uk.


Autumn Events


Annual Lecture with Mike Rees | 19 Nov, Central London

events05The Annual Lecture is a flagship event in the NCUB calendar given by a university or business leader and this year we are delighted that Mike Rees, former Deputy Group CEO, Standard Chartered, has agreed to offer his insights on the very topical area of improving university relations with investors.

Drawing on his recent report providing independent advice to Research England, Mike will offer insights on building the ecosystem and relationships which support universities in accessing private investor capital to commercialise their research specialisms and innovations.

The lecture will include an interactive Q&A, followed by a networking drinks reception with the invited audience, including UKRI and members of the investor community.

 Please note that this event is by invitation only.


Partner Events


10th Annual Research & Innovation Conference | 13 Nov, Congress Centre, Central London

events01Join NCUB's Chief Executive, Dr Joe Marshall, as he shares leading keynote insights on: Developing Partnerships Between Business and Universities to Enhance the Impact of Research and Innovation.

15% discount for all NCUB members! Please contact Daniel Evans on enquiries@researchinnovationconf.co.uk or call 0203 770 6580 and quote RI-NCUB19 to qualify.

View the website for full details: https://researchinnovationconf.co.uk/


About our signature events:


NCUB roundtables provide a forum for members to explore and discuss current topics, drawing on their unique expertise.

  • Click here for previous roundtables

Report Launches

NCUB publications work to build the evidence base for university-business collaboration. Our report launch events present the results of our research, task forces and projects to our members. These events allow us to communicate our independent and trusted findings and foster debate through speeches, expert panels and discussions.

  • Click here for NCUB reports
  • Click here for previous report launches

Chair’s Reception

The Annual NCUB Chair’s Reception gives fresh insight into the direction of the National Centre and allows a unique mix of senior business and university leaders to network.

  • Click here for previous Chair’s Receptions

Annual Lecture

The Annual Lecture is given each year by a university or business leader, exploring the university-business relationship, and includes an interactive Q&A session with the invited audience.

Past speakers have included Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, speaking on business-university partnerships for a globally-competitive UK; Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive of the BT Group, discussing global innovation and the role that UK universities play, Ruby McGregor-Smith, former CEO of Mitie, speaking on women in leadership, and Sky COO and CFO Andrew Griffith exploring what academia and business can learn from each other.

  • Click here for past Annual Lectures


To learn more about the benefits of being part of the NCUB network, browse our Membership pages or contact our Membership Team.


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