Kent Enterprise and Impact Network (KEIN)

The next sessions of the Kent Enterprise and Impact Network (KEIN) will take place on

• Wednesday 21st November, 2018 at Canterbury Campus, from 12:00 – 14:00, in Keynes, seminar room KS14.
• Wednesday 28th November, 2018 at Medway Campus, from 12:30pm – 14:00pm, in Gillingham Building, G2-03,

Forthcoming events:
To kick off the new academic year, we will hear from Dr Fernando Otero from the School of Computing, who will share how a passion for data mining and knowledge discovery has recently led to an award of £226,632 for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, working with a social networking start-up company. In Canterbury we will then hear from KBS’s Dr Antonis Alexandridis on his experience of delivering consultancy to banks across southern Europe, and seeing his algorithms be adopted into the banking system. The talks will be followed with a Q+A on Enterprise. Come with any questions you may have – What is enterprise? How can you approach a company? How do you find out what an organisation’s problems are? How does it fit in with academic research?

What is KEIN?:
KEIN sessions comprise of a networking lunch, ‘enterprise journey’ presentations from academic colleagues, followed by an informal discussion about enterprise ideas and myths. The aim is to bring together academics, researchers, technicians and other members of staff interested in collaboration, innovation and enterprise activities, maximising the impact of their work, and tapping into alternative sources of funding.

The event is an extension of the annual Enterprise and Impact Training Day and was jointly created by Kent Innovation & Enterprise (KIE) and Learning and Organisational Development (L&OD).

To book:
All University staff are welcome to attend. Please email to reserve your place and specify dietary or access requirements and which session you will attend. Booking one week before will secure you a free, light lunch at the event. You are welcome to turn up on the day without booking a place and feel free to bring your lunch with you.

If you have any questions or queries, please email or phone 01227 824574.

Some attendees to previous KEIN sessions have said:
‘Good to learn from the experience of others’
‘Informal with excellent presentations and real life case examples ‘
‘’Great and inspiring examples of successful enterprise work. I’m glad I attended the session.’
‘Small group, friendly atmosphere and plenty of time for audience to ask questions’
‘What was good about the event was that it was informal, wide-ranging and friendly! Lots to take back to colleagues.’

Posted on behalf of

KIE Faculty Liaison Officers
Anisa de Jong (Sciences) and Kimm Sutter (Social Sciences and Humanities)