Inaugural GROW event: spotlight on UK

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GROW: UK speakers (L-R): Professor Anton Middelberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research); Ms Karen Burke, Director, Research Grants, Research Services; Professor Jacqueline Lo, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International); Dr Lara Krasnostein, Head UK Science & Innovation Network (SIN) Australia, British High Commission; Professor Ian Fisk, Director of Research: School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham; Associate Professor Chris Ford, Deputy Head of School (International), School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, Faculty of Sciences.

On Thursday 6 May 2021, the University of Adelaide held the inaugural event in the GROW research interactive seminar series - GROW: UK.   

Global Research Opportunities Workshops provide researchers with a specific understanding of research landscapes and funding opportunities in specific markets, as well as highlight our international collaborations.  

Co-delivered by Global Engagement and the Division of Research and Innovation, these workshops are designed to support our researchers in understanding drivers of current and potential collaborations in key international markets.  Presented as a series of 1-2 hour sessions delivered throughout 2021, each GROW session addresses a particular country or region, featuring representatives from foreign diplomatic missions and organisations, researchers with experience engaging in those regions, and professional staff from Research Services and Global Engagement. 

 

Lara speaking

Dr Lara Krasnostein, Head UK Science & Innovation Network (SIN) Australia, British High Commission

Facilitated by the Pro Vice-Chancellor International, Professor Jacqueline Lo, GROW: UK featured special guest speaker Dr Lara Krasnostein, Head UK Science & Innovation Network (SIN) Australia, British High Commission. Other featured speakers included Professor Anton Middelberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research; Professor Ian Fisk, Director of Research: School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham; Associate Professor Chris Ford, Deputy Head of School (International), School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, Faculty of Sciences and Ms Karen Burke, Director, Research Grants, Research Services.

GROW: UK involved discussion on a variety of research-focused topics, including: 

  • UK priorities for Australia, the funding landscape and opportunities for collaboration

  • International grants and support available for Australia/UK collaboration

  • Perspective from the University of Nottingham on research opportunities with the University of Adelaide

  • Perspective from the University of Adelaide on research opportunities with the University of Nottingham.

 

Key takeaways from GROW: UK:

  • The UK is a research powerhouse with international collaboration having a vital role in the UK’s R&D roadmap.
  • The UK’s Strategic Vision for the future has an Indo-Pacific tilt and its key priorities for Australia align with many of the University’s key areas for engagement (AgriTech, Cybersecurity, Space, AI, Digital Health and more).
  • The University of Nottingham/University of Adelaide collaboration is just one example of a successful partnership that spans many areas of the University, and includes a flagship Joint PhD program.
  • Staff interested in getting involved with the Adelaide/Nottingham Joint PhD program are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Chris Ford.

If you have any questions resulting from GROW: UK, or would like to contact one of the presenters, please contact Global Engagement.

View the recording and presentation slides from GROW: UK here.

The next Global Research Opportunities Workshop event is GROW: EU on Wednesday 26 May 2021. Find out more about GROW: EU here.

 

                                

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