29 June! What can research commercialisation look like for arts and humanities disciplines?

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30th May 2023


A TCCE Knowledge Exchange and Impact Forum event co-devised and co-hosted with Kingston School of Art, Kingston University

In this session, we will consider what is meant by ‘commercialisation’ and how this aligns with the understandings and value systems of academics working across Arts and Humanities disciplines. We will debate the benefits and challenges of commercialisation in these disciplines, share examples of good practice, and consider issues of skills, capacity, expertise, engagement, and language.

Natasha Stanton, Senior Investment Manager leading on KE, Translation and Commercialisation activities at the AHRC will join us to speak on approach and priorities, ASPECT will provide an overview of the new UKRI SHAPE Catalyst and the ARC Accelerator outlining the opportunities and support offered through these initiatives, and Ruth Daniel, CEO, Artistic Director, Activist and Honorary Research Fellow at University of Manchester will present a case study on her award winning social enterprise In Place of War. Dr Neelam Raina, Associate Professor in International Development and Design at Middlesex University, will be discussing entrepreneurship and research impact from the Culture and Conflict project with women in the Global South. The workshop will be chaired by Professor Maria Chatzichristodoulou, Associate Dean Research and Enterprise, Kingston School of Art and Convenor of the forum.

After the workshop, we’ll also be running an informal online speed networking session to help you to connect with peers, and potential partners to move forward your ideas – feel free to participate with a drink of your choice in hand!

The session will provide opportunities to:

  • Develop an increased understanding of commercialisation opportunities for SHAPE research
  • Consider what desirable commercialisation activity might look like with regard to your own research or practice
  • Understand of some of the funding structures, frameworks and opportunities available for commercialisation activity
  • Network with those who share similar interests and priorities, as well as potential partners.

This event is free to attend but booking is essential. A zoom link will be circulated a day or two before the event.

To register for this event click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tcce-ke-and-impact-forum-research-commercialisation-for-arts-humanities-tickets-624421540637

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