Innovation & Enterprise


Help shape UCL’s response to Research England’s Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) Consultation

30 January 2019

All UCL staff are invited to find out more about the KEF and the consultation at our Town Hall on 11 February, and provide feedback by 25 February 2019.

Provide feedback on Research England’s KEF consultation

As part of UCL Innovation & Enterprise's broad consultation around KEF, you're invited to help shape UCL’s institutional response to the KEF consultation by sharing your views. Please read the document Knowledge Exchange Framework Consultation January 2019 (pdf) to familiarise yourself with the proposals, then review the questions in the feedback form (Word).

Once you've added your feedback, please send the form by email to Dr Kathryn Walsh, Director of Knowledge Exchange Policy and Practice, Innovation & Enterprise at k.walsh@ucl.ac.uk by Monday, 25 February 2019.

Please keep your responses brief, ideally in bullet point format, as we'll be synthesising views from across UCL into the final submission. You only need to address areas where you wish to feedback, there's no need to respond to every question.

Come along to our KEF Town Hall

For an update on the consultation exercise, and an opportunity to discuss KEF in more detail, Vice-Provost (Enterprise) Celia Caulcott will be hosting a KEF Town Hall.

It'll be held on Monday, 11 February from 1pm to 2pm, in E28 Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, 25 Gordon Street. It's open to all staff and there's no need to book.

Find out more about the KEF

The purpose of the KEF is to "increase efficiency and effectiveness in use of public funding for knowledge exchange, to further a culture of continuous improvement in universities by providing a package of support to keep English university knowledge exchange operating at a world class standard."

Initially launched by Jo Johnson, the KEF policy intervention is now embedded within the government’s industrial strategy. Research England has been tasked by ministers to launch the KEF.

More detail about the KEF can be found on the Research England's website.

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