Knowledge Exchange Scotland Conference

Knowledge Exchange Scotland Conference

Knowledge Exchange Scotland: Policy, Practice, Impact Conference

KE Training Day 2012

Thursday 4th October 2012

This year's KE Scotland Conference will be preceded by a specially arranged KE Training Day for early stage researchers based in Scotland.

Hosted by science writer and broadcaster, Vivienne Parry (BBC Radio 4, Tomorrow's World, The Times, The Guardian etc), the KE Training Day offers up to 150 participants a selection of introductory KE workshops in areas of Policy, Business and Outreach, all delivered by experts in these fields. There will be discussions on demonstrating research impact, and the opportunity to meet and network with early stage researchers from across the Scottish Universities over lunch and refreshments. For those researchers who wish to stay overnight, a special networking dinner will be available in the evening.

Each participant will be able to select one KE Training Workshop on either Policy, Business or Outreach in the morning and one in the afternoon which will be offered on a first-come, first –served basis. The workshops are all 2 hours long and intended as an introduction to different aspects of KE.


Early stage researchers (PhD students and Postdoctoral Research staff) based in Scotland are the primary audience, but some places will be made available to interested junior academic staff.


Overnight accommodation for delegates on 4th October 2012 can be reserved on-campus.


A training fee will be payable for each participant attending the KE Training Day. An additional overnight charge will be made for those requiring dinner and accommodation. The rates are as follows:

  • Day-only rate: Attendance at the KE Training Day, 10.00 – 17.30 including workshop materials, buffet lunch and refreshments: £50 per person
  • Residential rate: as above, plus evening networking dinner, and bed and breakfast accommodation on campus: £100 per person

It is expected that fees will not be paid by individual researchers themselves, but rather by their home institutions (who have made prior reservations of spaces) or the conference sponsors. However the conference organisers reserve the right to charge any researcher to whom a place has been allocated but who does not attend on the day. Places are strictly limited and wasted places are a missed opportunity for other researchers.


KE Conference 2012 Training Workshops available are as follows:


: Getting Research into Government Policy
Dr Cathy Sharp, Research for Real
Ms Helen Fogarty, Scottish Government, Directorate for Cabinet and Strategy

B1: Developing your Research Impact - the KE "Health Check"
Ms Kate Beckman and Ms Katarzyna Przybycien, Adaptation Research and the Sustainable Urban Environment Programme


A2: How to Commercialise your Research
Dr Patrick Andrews, Managing Director, Break-Step Productions Ltd
Dr Olga Kozlova, Converge Challenge

B2: Working in Industry - Careers in R&D and Management
Prof Alastair Florence, CMAC


A3: Reaching a Wider Audience - Pathways to Public Engagement

Dr Heather Rae and colleagues Beltane, Beacon of Public Engagement

B3: Connecting Research with People
Ms Helen Richens, British Science Association


Each participant may select one morning session (A1, A2 or A3) and one afternoon session (B1, B2 or B3). These are offered on a 'first-come, first-served basis'. The workshops are all 2 hours long, and intended as an introduction to different aspects of KE.

Registration for the Training day is now closed.