Wine reception and networking sponsored by Elsevier

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The ‘Publishing Connect’ program is a free-of-charge in-person and online training programme offered by Elsevier. It empowers early stage career researchers with skills development and training in research publication. Topics include ‘How to get published in high impact journals’, ‘Meeting journal editor expectations in peer review’, ‘Writing successful grant funding applications’, ‘Using research metrics to develop your career’ and more. If you are interested in having Publishing Connect visit your institute, then please contact Hannah Foreman, Head of Researcher Relations, Elsevier (



Idox group is a supplier of software solutions and services to the UK public sector.  Its Grants arm has worked with public and voluntary sector organisations for three decades to provide Europe's leading grants and policy information service. 

Its suite of products includes:

  • GRANTfinder 4 Education – the UK’s only grants and policy information service that offers a one-stop shop for key projects such as widening participation and business spin-offs as well as R&D funding opportunities.
  • RESEARCHconnect – a complete, specialised funding solution built for and designed by the UK and wider international research community.

Reporting in excess of 13,000 funding opportunities – from local to European funding and wider international programmes – Idox’s funding solutions allow you to maximise your chances of success through the use of intuitive tools that enable you to track, save and share content with professionals both inside and outside your organisation.  

Idox representatives will be on hand at the Conference to deliver stand demonstrations and provide full information on the products.




Piirus is a global pathway for the research community to identify, match and connect across boundaries. Developed from the HE sector, for the HE sector, this free networking site helps the research community identify and connect with 1000s of potential collaborators worldwide, enabling you to build networks and explore new ideas.

Simply create a short profile with your research interests and Piirus will match you with other researchers. You can also search to find researchers in other fields or using particular methodologies.

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PraxisUnico is the influential UK network that drives the commercialisation of academic and public sector research.  Its membership is mainly drawn from staff working in commercialisation, technology transfer and knowledge exchange functions.  PraxisUnico supports the sector through networking, advocacy, global relationships, an annual conference and the wide provision of training courses in the UK and internationally.  These courses are designed and delivered by some of the UK's most successful commercialisation experts, who bring their own experiences to the training.  PraxisUnico runs specific courses throughout the year, and can also design and deliver bespoke training.



Research Media

Research Media help shape and communicate the future of scientific research through a variety of dissemination channels. The company’s flagship publication International Innovation is a global resource providing insight and analysis on current scientific research trends, as well as funding and policy issues. Alongside development of our own products and services, we work with a range of specialist member associations on their brand, media and communications strategy.

Our aim is to take complex scientific concepts and transform these into digestible, design-rich and impactful summaries which are communicated via multiple online and offline channels.


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Great courses take time to mature. Multi-award winning author and strategist Pete Moore PhD has spent a decade developing training courses that now have a solid reputation for excellence. They help people develop efficient means of working out what they want to say, and then see how to present that information in a way that can achieve maximum impact.

Since 2005, over 6000 participants have attended courses run in the UK, The Nethrlands and Germany. Many people explicitly state that ThinkWrite courses were the most helpful and enjoyable training events they have ever attended.

We work with individuals and teams:

  • helping launch new careers,
  • establishing or rekindling mid-term careers, and
  • boosting already successful careers.

In academia, we work with Postgrads to Professors, taking bookings from central skills development coordinators, as well as from individual teams or department heads. We deliver courses, mentoring and coaching and enjoy developing long-term relationships with our clients.