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Jan
12
Thu
Grant Writing Workshop @ James Watt Centre II Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Grant Writing Workshop @ James Watt Centre II Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University  | Scotland | United Kingdom

In Innovate UK’s Delivery Plan for 2016/17, Innovate UK introduced a simpler sequence of 2 broad competitions in each sector per year, plus 2 ‘open’ competitions for applications from any sector. In addition, Innovate UK will also run more innovation programmes and competitions in partnership with other government bodies and organisations.

The focus is to now build on the momentum from the last 5 years, to accelerate sector growth. To do that, in terms of innovation funding, Innovate UK need to expand their focus on projects and opportunities to concentrate on the growth of the investment-worthy businesses that those opportunities create and on how those exciting new companies can accelerate the value chains of entire sectors.

To support people with the application process, KTN in partnership with the Heriot-Watt Energy Academy are organising a one-day workshop on writing a successful grant application.

This event would be of benefit to early-career researchers and SMEs that are new to grant applications.

Programme

09:00 Registration and Networking

Session 1

Chair: Chris Bagley, Head of Infrastructure, Knowledge Transfer Network

09:30 Introduction

Patrick McCarthy, Business Development Manager, Heriot-Watt Energy Academy

09:40 The Innovation Funding Service

Sarah Vodden, Head of Pre Award & Service Manager for IFS, Innovate UK

10:10 Grant Writing Masterclass

Kezia Williamson, KTM – Access to Funding and Finance, Knowledge Transfer Network

11:00 Break & Networking

11:30 Assessing your Application

Sarah Vodden, Head of Pre Award & Service Manager for IFS, Innovate UK

12:00 What makes a Top Quality Proposal

  • Henry Bookey, Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics in Glasgow
  • Sabrina Malpede, CEO, ACT Blade Limited

13:00 Lunch & Networking

Session 2

Chair: Patrick McCarthy, Heriot-Watt Energy Academy

13:45 Help with your Application

Pitch Session – Grant Application Service Providers; Mentors and Those with Experience to Share

If you are an organisation or individual that provides of any type of grant application service relevant to UK businesses & researchers (e.g. proposal preparation or review, grant or partner finding, project & consortium management), we would strongly encourage you to submit two slides or a one-pager pitching your services and including your contact details. Whether you are able to attend on the day or not, KTN will make this information available to the event audience and also available for download publically after the event. Please submit your information to [email protected]

14:30 Reaching your Market and Building Partnerships – Support from KTN

Chris Bagley, Head of Infrastructure, Knowledge Transfer Network

15:00 Break & Networking

15:30 Grant Finder and Grant Finding Services

Zoe Wood, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Idox Group

16:00 Panel Q&A

16:30 Close

Parallel Sessions: Two parallel Sessions will run during the afternoon after lunch:

  • Session 3 – Meet the Innovate Programme Managers: 1-2-1 Meetings with Innovate UK Programme Managers and the KTN by appointment throughout the afternoon
  • Session 4 – Your chance to feed back to Innovate on the Application Process – Sarah Vodden, Innovate UK Competitions Manager, seeks your feedback on Innovate UK’s processes
Feb
22
Wed
Circular Economy: Managing Resources Responsibly @ Out of the Blue Drillhall
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Circular Economy: Managing Resources Responsibly @   Out of the Blue Drillhall | Scotland | United Kingdom

Scotland aspires to being a Circular Economy Nation – what does this mean for our economy, our civil society and citizens? How can we contribute? What impact might this approach have in reducing carbon emissions? What initiatives are leading the way?

The following speakers will set the scene followed by an opportunity for participants to set the agenda / explore ways forward.

  • Sophie Unwin, Remade in Edinburgh
  • Ylva Haglund, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Mike Turner / Fran Hutchinson, Swap & Reuse Hub (SHRUB) Co-operative.

Book online at https://te-22feb.eventbrite.co.uk

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Mar
9
Thu
Paradoxes of the Popular: Despair and Democracy in Bangladesh @ 6th Floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Paradoxes of the Popular: Despair and Democracy in Bangladesh @ 6th Floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building | Scotland | United Kingdom

This essay is located in the aftermath of protests against the War Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh in 2013. Armed with the seemingly unstoppable energy of youth, the Shahbag Movement inaugurated a new culture of protest that eschewed violence, an otherwise regular feature of political performances in South Asia. Although its affective landscape has been commonly understood in terms of nationalist passion, I focus instead on what I call political despair. One major source of this despair has been the opposition between the atheist-blogger on the one side and the Islamist/extremist on the other.

The apprehension around the possible effects of this cleavage rested on the body, the first provocation of which comes from the death of a blogger. The dead-body politics that followed assumed and occasioned the atheist/religious divide and made way for more violence, including the murders of a number of religious activists and secular bloggers in the months and years to come. The other area where the body was a privileged site of politics was the presumed corporeal nature of non-secular politics. The physicality and irrationality of so-called religious affect became a marker of distinction between the protesters and their ideological opponents.  The particularities of this context allows me to argue that a sense of despair is not an anomalous but a constitutive element of modern mass democracies.

This essay is located in the aftermath of protests against the War Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh in 2013. Armed with the seemingly unstoppable energy of youth, the Shahbag Movement inaugurated a new culture of protest that eschewed violence, an otherwise regular feature of political performances in South Asia. Although its affective landscape has been commonly understood in terms of nationalist passion, I focus instead on what I call political despair. One major source of this despair has been the opposition between the atheist-blogger on the one side and the Islamist/extremist on the other.

The apprehension around the possible effects of this cleavage rested on the body, the first provocation of which comes from the death of a blogger. The dead-body politics that followed assumed and occasioned the atheist/religious divide and made way for more violence, including the murders of a number of religious activists and secular bloggers in the months and years to come. The other area where the body was a privileged site of politics was the presumed corporeal nature of non-secular politics. The physicality and irrationality of so-called religious affect became a marker of distinction between the protesters and their ideological opponents.  The particularities of this context allows me to argue that a sense of despair is not an anomalous but a constitutive element of modern mass democracies.

Sep
28
Thu
Ragged University: Happiness Revisited: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishments by Prof. Ray Miller @ Cabaret Voltaire
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ragged University: Happiness Revisited: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishments by Prof. Ray Miller @ Cabaret Voltaire | Scotland | United Kingdom

Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and the talks start from 7pm. Come along for a bite of food, a chance to learn about happiness…

 

No. 8 in the series “What has Psychology ever done for us?”: Happiness Revisited: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishments by Professor Ray Miller

A previous talk on Happiness (No. 0 in the series!) concentrated on some of the simple, self-help approaches that can lead to an increase in the sense of personal well-being. Some of that will be reviewed here but the main aim will be to take a closer look at information from psychological research into Positive Psychology. In particular the talk will look at the PERMA model developed as a result of the work of Martin Seligman. It emphasises:

• P – Positive Emotion

• E – Engagement

• R – Relationships

• M – Meaning

• A – Accomplishments

 

 

So come along, put your feet up, grab a bite to eat and enjoy learning about the psychology of happiness.  All the events are free and open to everyone.  You are invited to bring an item of food to put on the table to share, but there is no obligation.  You are also invited to take away some of the food at the end of the evening so that nothing goes to waste.

See you there!

 

Apr
20
Fri
Wide Days: Scotland’s Music Convention @ Teviot Row House (Debating Hall)
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

TICKETS ARE LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON / EMAIL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING A FRIEND, PLEASE ASK THEM TO REGISTER SEPARATELY.


GRAHAM COSTELLO’S STRATA

Featuring some of Scotland’s finest young jazz musicians, the raw enthusiasm of STRATA’S improvised performances centres around a musical framework composed by its founder Graham Costello, a first-class graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with the flair and skill to display percussive leadership from behind the drumkit. A residency at Glasgow’s Bar Bloc has allowed the band to open jazz up to indie/alternative audiences, winning new fans, and they have been rewarded with coveted slots at the Glasgow Jazz Festival and BBC Radio Scotland’s Jazz Nights at the Quay.

ZOE GRAHAM

There is an impressive maturity and attention to detail in Zoe Graham’s music that sets this accomplished young songwriter apart from her peers. On stage, you will find her either with band or fleshing out the instrumentation with loop pedals on solo outings.

But when Zoe pares it back to just a vocal and acoustic guitar, as she does on the achingly poignant The Anniesland Lights (from her recent Hacket & Knackered EP), that is when you know you’re in the company of someone very special indeed. Championed by Radio Scotland’s Roddy Hart and with multiple Celtic Connections appearances to her name, Zoe Graham’s understated charms will not stay below the radar for much longer.

EDWIN ORGAN

In the past few years Edwin Organ’s postcode has shifted from Dunfermline to Ayr and on to Glasgow, each move coinciding with his own artistic evolution. Leaving behind his techno/club music origins, we find him pushing the boundaries of leftfield synthpop on debut EP, Missing the T, with scattered beats and melodic foundations pulling the four tracks in unpredictably thrilling directions. It is easy to see why Edwin Organ has attracted invites from T in the Park, Electric Fields and XpoNorth and recorded a session for Vic Galloway’s Radio Scotland show.