Working in Partnership Showcase

We would like to invite you to attend the Working in Partnership Showcase which will be held in Leeds on 8 May 2019. The Showcase will bring together businesses, policy makers, academia and other relevant stakeholders to debate opportunities and challenges for business engagement in social science research.

The Showcase will begin by examining the components of successful collaboration for industry and academia. We will share case studies from Leeds, Sheffield and York that demonstrate how strong relationships have been fostered, in areas related to the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy.

We will then hear from a multi-stakeholder panel on how effective collaborative working can help respond to slowing productivity, a central challenge to the Industrial Strategy. Senior representatives from industry, academia and government will debate how engagement with social science research can help businesses address productivity challenges such as skills development, diversity, and changing work cultures.

The Showcase has been developed collaboratively by the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York to mark the end of the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Business Boost Fund which aims to align social science research with Industrial Strategy priorities, supporting a step change in our working with business partners, facilitating productive collaborations across the White Rose DTP network.
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For more information please contact  the Industrial Strategy Partnership Managers

Rebecca Johnson
University of Leeds
0113 34 37982

Josie Hanby
University of York
01904 321151

Lucinda Bower or Kerry Swain
University of Sheffield
0114 222 8382
0114 222 7134

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