Call for Papers: Research and Innovation Support Network Conference

This one-day conference will provide an opportunity for all research and innovation staff, across the University of Kent, to share their expertise and experiences.

Time and place

The conference will take place on Tuesday 5 July on Canterbury campus. Book your place via  EventBrite Research & Innovation Support Network Conference from Tuesday 3 May 2022.

Why now?

We’ve all experienced unprecedented challenges over the last two years, with many of us adjusting to new teams or ways of working, but there is also a lot to celebrate and be proud of.

We want to provide an opportunity to share these experiences, learn about the practical approaches being taken to support research and innovation, share ideas and resources, spark debate, understand if there are opportunities to collaborate and better support each other, and strengthen existing and develop new networks.

Submit a proposal 

We want to feature voices from research and innovation professionals across the university. Submissions are encouraged from colleagues at all career stages – from individuals who have never presented or run a session at a conference or event before, to more experienced voices from our community.

Below is a list of suggested topics, but we also welcome proposals outside of this scope:

  • Balancing roles and competing priorities
  • Current issues, challenges and problems addressing them
  • Inclusive research and innovation
  • Implementing external policies and innovation in a complex research environment
  • New tools and technologies: what, why and how of adoption and implementation
  • Research and innovation in a global environment
  • Reward, recognition, and career progression.

To submit a proposal please complete this Form.

The closing date for proposals is Friday 20 May at 12 noon.

Contact us

Email the organising committee with your comments or questions.