Previous Business Club Events

May 2021 Breakfast Briefing

The UK has seen tremendous success in the last 12 months with the COVID-19 vaccine, demonstrating just what UK business and academia can do with focus, funding and backing from government and the public. But there is not a bottomless pit of government funding – there are consequences. We have seen in just a few months the sudden dissolution of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the introduction of a new ‘Innovation Strategy’, the government’s announcement of the Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA), and the initial results of KEF (Knowledge Exchange Framework) which will shape future funding to universities. On top of that, the cut in Overseas Development Funding (ODA) in the last budget saw funding bodies left with no choice but to pass down those cuts to grant holders.

To consider these changes in the context of the UK’s research funding landscape and to discuss ways this may impact on how universities work with industry, we have gathered a panel of expert guest speakers to explore this further and give their forecast on how the sector can work together to maximise funding opportunities for the future.

Please watch the video recording of this panel discussion below.


Previous Breakfast Briefings

Presentations slides from our previous events are available on request. Please email to request a copy.



Funding Forecast: Panel Discussion

May 2021

Building Back Better Workplaces: Panel Discussion

March 2021

Technology Adoption and the Rise of Digital Start-Ups During the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 2020

Energy and the UK Funding Landscape

October 2020

Workplace Flexibility and Well-being 

July 2020

Teamwork and Leadership

June 2020

The Role of AI in Industry

September 2019

The Challenge of Plastics Recycling

June 2019

Innovation in Medical Devices

May 2019

Growth Through People

February 2019

Being A Responsible Business

June 2018

Know Your Business, Grow Your Business

February 2018

Manufacturing Future Healthcare Technologies

November 2017

Innovative Surface Coatings and Food Hygiene

October 2017

Innovation in Manufacturing

June 2017

Examining Language in Business

March 2017

Valuing your Business

December 2016

Health and Life Sciences

September 2016

Growth and Development

June 2016

Access to Finance

April 2016

Family Business

February 2016

International Business Challenge

October 2015

The General Election 2015: What does the outcome mean for business?

June 2015

Health &Wellbeing: How to keep your workforce motivated

April 2015