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Monday 28 May

Partnership Development


Under the new structure of the Research & Innovation Development Office (RIDO), Partnership Development Managers (PDMs) support the formation of new partnerships and collaborations on behalf of our institution. Whilst they remain part of RIDO, each one is assigned to a faculty and represents the interests of that faculty in pursuing new opportunities for partnership and collaboration. They work closely with colleagues from RIDO and across our institution to exploit the research expertise of the faculty they are assigned to. In particular, the PDMs will develop collaborative research, contract research, knowledge transfer and consultancy opportunities that help each faculty achieve their objectives, including income-generation targets.

Partnership Development (FHSCE)

Welcome to this area dedicated to all staff in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.

Congratulations to Dragon’s Den Competition Winners!
On 14 March, staff shortlisted for the FHSCE Dragon’s Den Competition presented their ideas to a panel of experts. After a brief 60-second “pitch”, followed by 5-6 minutes of questions from the panel, projects were evaluated for Originality, Quality, Partnership Potential and Income-Generating Capacity.

The panel was impressed by all those who took part but was able to identify the four most promising projects as being the following (in alphabetical order):

Ceri Wilson – “Self-management tool for long-term conditions amongst younger adults”
David Smith – “Health inequalities in low-income neighbourhoods in SE England”
Melanie Boyce – “An exploration of the self-harm lifecycle”
Susan Walker – “Exploring issues of sexual consent in a safe, moderated, online environment”

RIDO will be following-up with winners and runners-up to ensure all the great ideas generated by the Dragon’s Den Competition - which is expected to be repeated next academic year - can be developed and supported, particularly with regard to engaging partners to help FHSCE continue delivering impact in the local community and beyond.

For further information on how RIDO can help with Enterprise Partnerships, contact (ext. 2955).