Ideas Safari - Lifting the Lid on Research Collaboration Opportunities

29 September 2022, 12:00 - 14:00

Great Hall, Sutherland Building, Northumbria University, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

Ever wondered what happens to the research that's undertaken at universities? Curious about how academic research could uncover new opportunities for your business? Ever had an idea and wondered whether it could actually come to fruition?

Toby Bridges, Forum Board member and NBT Group Chairman, certainly did and, by enlisting the help of Northumbria University, Toby was able to secure research funding, transforming NBT Groups’ business strategy, operations and increase their competitive advantage.

In this interactive event spearheaded by our Knowledge Exchange partner Northumbria University, you’ll have the opportunity to explore how research can uncover new opportunities for your business too.

Following a buffet lunch you will hear from Toby himself as he details how research and development can be undertaken and applied to solve business challenges. Akin to speed dating, you’ll then have the opportunity to go “on safari” where you will meet with academics to find out about the research they are doing and to pitch your current challenges in the hope that they might be able to help.

The idea is that you will be helping ensure research has wider commercial benefits that could shape new products or services for your business, improve your way of working or simply create a more inclusive workplace.

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