Opportunities from our partners

Opportunities from our partners

NCUB helps to publicise events and opportunities from our funders and partners to our network.

Current opportunities from our partners and funders:

KTP Innovation Showcase

The Scottish KTP programme will hold the first ever Innovation Showcase on Thursday 28 May in Glasgow, celebrating its 40th anniversary. 

The event will provide a unique opportunity for the KTP community in Scotland to come together and celebrate. The Showcase will welcome attendees from the diverse range of businesses and organisations that KTP has helped over the years as well as all key stakeholders from the academic and public sectors.

The Showcase will take place in the Technology & Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow.

The event will begin at 4:30pm with a networking reception where delegates will be able to view posters designed by current KTP Associates. The formal proceedings will get underway at 5:30pm with a welcome and reflections from Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council and Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board).  

The Showcase will include contributions from the business and academic communities as well as past and present KTP associates.  The event will also see the premiere of a new KTP Scotland video which highlights the impact the programme is having all over Scotland.

Please follow this link for more information and to register. 

PraxisUnico & RCUK Impact Awards open for entries

PraxisUnico and RCUK are working together to celebrate the achievements of Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) professionals.

The awards recognise the important contribution made by KEC professionals working with researchers in turning excellent research or capabilities into real-life benefits and enables the sharing of best practice in KEC amongst the communities served by the Research Councils and PraxisUnico.

There are four categories of award:

  • Contribution to Business
  • Contribution to Society
  • Outstanding KEC Initiative
  • International award

Teams (or individuals) must complete an online entry form on the Impact Awards website. The overall competition winner will be drawn from the first three categories and the competition winner will be awarded 'KEC team of the year' and will receive £50,000 award money. Only those institutions eligible to receive RCUK funding are eligible to receive the monetary award.

Visit the Impact Awards website to find out more.


National Women in Engineering Day (NWED): 23 June 2015

National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) in 2014 to help encourage more girls to consider engineering as a career.

Last year, over 250 schools and 100 organisations took part, and this year we wants to expand on that success and establish NWED as a bigger and better day! Anyone can get involved and help break down gender barriers in the engineering sector: whether you host an engineering event, or tweet about NWED.

For more information, visit the NWED website and request a resource pack.

NERC Training Advisory Group

NERC is seeking three new members for its Training Advisory Group (TAG).

TAG provides the key source of advice to the NERC Executive on the strategic direction and success of NERC training investments, including NERC's role and strategy in meeting skills shortages and other training priorities, on driving up the quality, delivery of training, and on recommendations on the award of training funds.

For further details, see the NERC website

UCKES Skills for Innovation in Manufacturing

UKCES have launched a competition for manufacturing firms to win a share of £1 million to come up with ways of boosting the skills and business practices needed to maximise the value of UK innovation. They are looking for employer-led proposals from firms or groups of companies of all sizes. The competition is part of the UK Futures Programme.

For more information visit the UCKES website.

The AeroMSc bursary scheme – final year
"The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity" Sir John Parker, Royal Academy of Engineering  

This is the last year in which to apply for and  receive a bursary worth up to £9.5k to fund MSc study starting September 2015 in an aerospace engineering discipline.

Application is via www.raeng.org.uk/aeromsc and applications close once the available bursaries have been awarded. The scheme is now in its final year.

Go to the website or contact the Project Manager angela.ringguth@aerosociety.com to learn more.         

SEPnet Summer Placements 2015
"Very satisfied with the whole process, organised and straightforward, with good students."
Employer

Do You Have a Project for a Physics Undergraduate?

SEPnet (South East Physics Network), a consortium of 9 university physics departments, organises an annual placement scheme for physics students and is seeking 8-week projects in industry or research in areas such as data analysis, mathematic modelling, product design and testing or science communication.

Benefits to employers:

  • Early access to bright, numerate students with excellent problem-solving and IT skills
  • Enables you to carry out projects you would not normally have time for
  • Provides a fresh perspective on your business challenges
  • All advertising, administration and placement support is handled by SEPnet

Who can apply? The scheme is aimed at any organisations interested in recruiting physics graduates including large companies, research institutions and SMEs.

For more information, visit the SEPnet website or e-mail employerengagement@sepnet.ac.uk

Introduction to Cyber Security MOOC

This free online course has been developed by the Open University in conjunction with BIS, GCHQ and the Cabinet Office.  It will cover subjects such as network security, the threat landscape, cryptography, malware and how to manage security risks. The course is open to everyone – from young people considering study or a career in cyber security, to existing employees wanting to improve their knowledge and skills, or members of the public interested in staying safe online.

To register or for more information click here.

Other National Cyber Security MOOCs:
Responsible for Information Training for SMEs
Cyber Security Training for Lawyers and Accountants 

Join the Social Mobility Business Compact 

Would you like your organisation to be recognised for its commitment to Social Mobility? Do you want to receive help and advice regarding your organisation’s work to support Social Mobility? Then join the Social Mobility Business Compact. Around half of NCUB members have already signed up.

If your organisation would like to join them, click here.

Agri-Tech Winners

15 agri-tech projects have received a share of £18 million of funding from government and industry to help accelerate agricultural innovation and their commercial viability. This funding will help to support the growth of agricultural science and technology sectors in the UK, which already employs nearly 4 million people and is one of the world’s fastest-growing markets. The 15 projects will receive £12.1 million funding from government with £5.7 million co-investment from industry. They are all led by UK companies and span 3 key areas of the agriculture sector – crops, livestock and aquaculture. Find out more at gov.uk

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