HEDQF Annual Conference – Breaking the Mould: Universities Supporting Industry, Enterprise and Innovation

As members of the HEDQF, Bond Bryan are delighted to be attending this year’s annual conference – Breaking the Mould: Universities Supporting Industry, Enterprise and Innovation.

The Third Annual Conference will be held at the University of Sheffield on 5th July 2017.

UK Universities are again at a time of great change. The Higher Education and Research Bill currently going through Parliament aims to improve the student experience, ensure that students receive value for money, allow more competition to universities and enhance the UK’s economy through increased productivity, research and innovation. Even before BREXIT, initiatives such as the Government’s 2014 Local Enterprise Partnerships and Enterprise Zones were encouraging universities, manufacturing, innovation and enterprise to work together. Post BREXIT, this will be even more important.

HEDQF’s 2017 Annual Conference will look at designing for the future of universities in this new role. Many universities have already been leading the way.

Based in the “Diamond”, The University of Sheffield’s new £81 million undergraduate engineering building, the Conference will look at examples from the UK and abroad, including the University of Sheffield’s world-leading Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, in partnership with 90 companies from Boeing, Rolls Royce, BAE systems and Aerospace to small local companies. Other examples will include the El Hassan Science City and The Princess Sumaya University for Technology, the new campus for Northampton University which is reshaping how teaching is provided to students, without lecture theatres, and, looking at non-traditional models, the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, a new private university in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

The conference will close with a drinks reception, sponsored by Bond Bryan, at one of our most recent projects at Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street.

Book your place at the conference here

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