13-16 May 2019
Worcester College in Oxford, United Kingdom

A four-day interactive, international course on stimulating and facilitating commercial services, alliances & entrepreneurship

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About
AESIS is proud to announce this ambitious international course, in where leading experts in the disciplines of the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) will demonstrate how to implement and foster business in SSH. Questions that will be examined and answered include:

- What are the most effective ways to manage an impact unit?
- How do I make academic business ideas 'market-ready'?
- How do I set up public & private alliances in business units?
- How and when should I set up consultancy (& other) services?

The course will be held in an intimate setting, while each session will be taught in an interactive manner and includes many collective exercises, in order to make this initiative as fitting as possible to all of your particular aims and needs. Moreover, throughout the entire course, a case-study exercise will challenge you to create and develop a business case. This all aims to provide you with adequate insights and tools to stimulate and facilitate business development in your organisation.

Target groups

- Science funders
- Science policy managers
- Research managers within Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH)
- Facilitators of Societal Impact (knowledge exchange, business development)
- Strategists within universities
- Managers of public-private SSH research & consultancy programs

Registration is open now! In order to create an interactive and intimate setting, we accept a maximum of 30 participants. Registrations will be accepted based on a first come, first serve-principle.

Click here for the pdf-version of the programme.


Mark Mann - Course Coordinator

Mark MannMark Mann leads OUI’s commercialisation activity from the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions at Oxford University and has done so for the last three years. The team has been working to grow OUI's support in those divisions and now has over 80 projects. The team has developed new business models to deliver the impact including franchising, lean spinouts and social enterprise. Before working in this area he commercialised Engineering and Software projects from the Sciences at Oxford having had a background as a researcher in both at the BBC and the University of Cambridge.

Chris Fellingham - Course Coordinator

Chris FellinghamChris joined Oxford University Innovations in 2018 as a Licensing and Ventures Manager in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Chris graduated from the University of Oxford after having read Modern History, he then went onto study Politics and Government at the London School of Economics. After graduation, Chris worked at Accenture, covering projects across; Public Sector, Energy, Digital and Communications as well as their Clean Tech growth area (in partnership with the World Economic Forum) and Institute for High Performance. Chris left Accenture to work for FutureLearn, an Edtech start-up (or MOOC platform) founded by the Open University. At FutureLearn, Chris led the market research and helped develop FutureLearn’s strategy, partnerships and business models across B2C/B2B and public education initiatives.

David Budtz Pedersen - Speaker

David Budtz PedersenDavid Budtz Pedersen (b. 1980) is Professor of Impact Studies and Science Communication, and Director of the Humanomics Research Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. His research focuses on science communication, impact assessment, science and higher education policy, and the role of Humanities and Social Sciences. He regularly acts as science policy adviser to European and global funding agencies, universities and knowledge-intensive companies. He holds PhD, MA and BA degrees in philosophy of science and science policy studies from University of Copenhagen and University of Vienna. He is a former Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy, New York University.

David is the recipient and co-recipient of competitive grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research, The Velux Foundation, The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, The European Commission Horizon 2020, The Obel Family Foundation, and the Swedish Research Council. David Budtz has about 150 entries on his list of publications ranging from research papers, research monographs, edited volumes, policy reports, op-ed columns and newspaper articles.

Alongside his research, David has an international public presence with outreach activities in science policy, speaking frequently on the topics of Open Science, Responsible Impact Assessment and Evidence-Informed Policy-Making.

David regularly works as a policy adviser. He entered the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science in 2005, working in technological foresight and science policy until 2012. In 2007, he became a member of the European Commission’s Programme Committee for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities, dealing with analysis and priority-setting in SSH research. In 2012, he supported the Danish Presidency of the European Union in the area of Responsible Research and Innovation, co-organising the conference “Science in Dialogue”. More recently, David was Director of the Science Policy Programme during Denmark’s presidency of the largest interdisciplinary conference in Europe, Euroscience Open Forum 2014. In 2018, he was appointed member of the Danish Governments’ Commission on Rewards and Reputation in Research.

Oliver Cox - Speaker

CoxOliver leads Oxford Humanities Division’s engagements with the UK and international heritage community. He co-ordinates, supports and brokers projects between the University of Oxford and external partners through enabling individual researchers, research groups, students and professional services to develop mutually-beneficial collaborations. Oliver is co-lead of the Oxford University Heritage Network (www.heritagenetwork.ox.ac.uk).

Oliver is a historian by training, and received his undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford. He teaches architectural and cultural history with a focus on the long eighteenth century.

Oliver has published widely on Gothic Revival architecture, landscape gardening, patriotism, and the country house. His most recent peer-reviewed journal article explores the politics of horse racing in the early 1760s Britain.

Oliver has worked as a Consultant for a range of different organisations, from the Mount Stuart Trust in Scotland, numerous television production companies, tourism providers and the investment management firm, Quilter Cheviot. Oliver is an Associate of Thompson Harrison and is part of the teaching faculty at the Said Business School for Oxford Cultural Leaders and the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme.

He is a Council Member of the Oxfordshire Record Society; Heritage Officer for the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS); Governor of Compton Verney House Trust; and sits on the Education and Publications Committee of The Gardens Trust and Arts Council England’s Designation Panel. Oliver is chair of The Heritage Alliance’s Digital, Learning & Skills Advocacy Group.

Rick Delbridge - Speaker

Delbridge Rick is the Dean of Research, Innovation and Enterprise at Cardiff University where he is leading the development of SPARK, the world’s first social science park. He also led the formation of Y Lab: the public services innovation lab for Wales at Cardiff University in partnership with Nesta. His main areas of research expertise are innovation, organization, employment relations, and Japanese management and he has published widely on these. Rick is a Board member of the Campaign for Social Science and of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the British Academy of Management and the Learned Society of Wales.

Mick Kennedy - Speaker

Biography & photograph will follow soon.

Catherine Kerfoot - Speaker

Biography & photograph will follow soon.

Christoph Köller - Speaker

Koller Christoph is a co-founder and managing partner of Görgen & Köller GmbH (G&K), a science consultancy company based in Germany. He especially supports research institutions and SMEs which intend to create impact of their research results in society and industry. He has developed and applied innovation evaluation and management methodologies as well as innovation processes which find widespread use by his clients. Christoph has conducted various projects in the field of innovation management and knowledge & technology transfer with major research facilities from Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Leibniz Association, and universities. He is currently engaged in projects focusing on the impact of humanities and social sciences in Germany and Europe. Christoph is frequently invited as an expert or speaker to workshops and symposia for innovation management and knowledge transfer, especially on the topic of knowledge transfer from humanities’ & social sciences’ research. Furthermore, he belongs to several pools of experts and evaluators on knowledge transfer from research organisations, also focusing on the transfer from humanities and social sciences at EC, and at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). He is member of the advisory board of the Austrian project “Knowledge Transfer Centres” where he is in charge of improving the knowledge transfer coming from SSHA. He is also member of the advisory boards of the Finnish project “iScout” and of the EC-funded project “ACCOMPLISSH”. Christoph is member of ASTP-Proton (EUR), AUTM (USA), ISPIM (EUR) and TII (EUR). He recently established and leads a special interest group on social sciences and humanities valorisation at ASTP-Proton. Christoph is carrying a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Marketing.

Victoria McGuinness - Speaker

VictoriaDr. McGuinness runs TORCH, manages the TORCH Team, and works with colleagues across the University to support research engagement.
Victoria has worked in Museums and Higher Education for the last ten years and has completed her PhD in the area of museum and cultural project management.
Before joining TORCH in 2014, Victoria was at the Ashmolean Museum as a Project Manager for seven years, working on the £61 million Redevelopment of the Ashmolean Museum, overseeing the object processing and mount-making for the 12,000 objects installed in the 35 new galleries. Victoria also managed the creation and development of the new Broadway Museum in Worcestershire.
Working as a Project Management and Museums consultant, Victoria has also worked with Bahrain National Museum, Qal’at al Bahrain Museum, UCL Petrie Museum and also in Greece for the British School at Athens in Knossos, Crete, and Portugal and Spain.
Victoria is currently a Trustee of MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) and the Museum of Oxford Redevelopment Trust

Jack Spaapen - Speaker

SpaapenDr Jack Spaapen is an independent expert on research and innovation policy, in particular regarding questions about the societal impact of research. He is a retired senior policy advisor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is very active at the national and European level in projects that focus on the arts, humanities and social sciences. He is the vice chair of the COST action ENRESSH, a large European project that works on promoting ASSH research and the evaluation of its impact on society. He is one of the senior partners of the recently started H2020 project SHAPE-ID that targets the interdisciplinary integration of ASSH research into STEM projects. He chaired FP7 SIAMPI project on productive interactions between science and society (2009-2012), and co-chaired another EU project on Responsible Research and Innovation, RRI (2014). He co-designed the Dutch national evaluation protocol for publicly funded research (Standard Evaluation Protocol - SEP), and the assessment framework for the humanities research in the Netherlands (QRiH). He held positions as a researcher and lecturer in two departments at the University of Amsterdam (Science and Technology Dynamics and the Institute for Development Research), as a research fellow in the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and in the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Between 1993 and 2005 he co-owned a consultancy firm on science and technology policy and evaluation (sci-Quest).

LOCATIONS
Course Venue
Worcester College
Walton Street
Oxford OX1 2HB, United Kingdom
Welcoming Dinner (May 12)
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Course Dinner (May 14)
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ROUTES

Oxford is conveniently located close to London's main airports.

From London Heatrow Airport
From London Heathrow Airport, Oxford is only 50 minutes away by car, and a little more than an hour away by public transport. Please find a detailed description of the available means of transportation to and from this airport here.

 

HOTELS
Please note that no hotel rooms have been booked for participants and arranging accommodation is at your own responsibility. We do recommend the following hotels in the centre of Oxford:

MacDonald Randolph Hotel
The Buttery
River Hotel

DATES:
13-16 May 2019

LOCATION:
Worcester College
Walton Street
Oxford OX1 2HB, United Kingdom

ORGANISATION:
This course is organised by the AESIS Network.

REGISTRATION:
You can register through the course website. After registration, you will receive a confirmation via email. You will receive further details about the conference in due time. We kindly request that you register before May 9 2019. In order to create an interactive and intimite setting, we accept a maximum of 30 participants. Registrations will be accepted based on a first come, first serve-principle.

COSTS & PAYMENT:

Participation costs: € 1.950,-/ £1695,-
Participation costs AESIS network members: € 1.750,-/ £1525,-

The participation fee includes four lunches, two dinners, coffee/tea and course documentation.

The exchange rate is subject to change. Payment of the participation fee should happen before the course starts. You will receive an invoice together with the confirmation. Personal or company cheques are not accepted. All amounts are excluding VAT, if applicable.

CANCELLATION:
If you are unable to attend the course it is permitted to allow someone else to participate in your stead, if the name of the replacement is communicated before the start of the course to the organisers. Cancellation without cost is possible until March 18 2019. If you cancel between March 18 and April 15 2019, we will invoice €95/ £85 administration costs. After April 15 2019, you owe us the full amount.

PHOTOGRAPHY RIGHTS:
Photographs and/or videos may be taken at the course. By attending this event, you acknowledge and agree that your likeness maybe included in photos and videos of the event and used by AESIS in connection with communications about the course or other AESIS communications and promotion. If you do not agree to this usage, please send us a written notification at least 3 days before the event.

CONTACT:
Tomas van den Broeke – Project Manager
t.vandenbroeke@aesisnet.com
Anika Duut van Goor – General Manager
a.duutvangoor@aesisnet.com

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