Annual Key Partners event

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The annual Key Partners event was held on 4 October 2017. The event continued the close relationship between EPSRC and top UK universities and businesses collaborating successfully on research and innovation at lower TRL levels, and on EPSRC's distinctive role in training and generating the high-level skills the UK needs.

At the event, representatives across this three-way partnership discussed and endorsed continuing approaches to:

  • The strengths of EPSRC's business-university relationships and the opportunities within UKRI
  • Cohort-based doctoral training
  • The development of approaches to regional-based investments

The attendees heard stimulating talks from UKRI and business partners promoting the strengths of their university partnerships. The meeting enabled sharing of best practice in co-creation of research and training and highlighted the opportunities for industry and academia to work together on strategically significant problems through the Prosperity Partnerships scheme.