London Higher Europe launches its Post-award Activities in London

London Higher recently ran two day-long London events exploring a range of themes associated with EU project management. These two events represent London Higher Europe’s increasing work in the area of EU project management support, and we will aim to address further questions about EU projects in 2018.

The first workshop took place on the 17th October 2017. Entitled ‘EU Project Management and Coordination: Building Capacity and Exchanging Experiences’ it tackled operational and technical challenges associated with management of H2020 EU projects.

The aim of this day was to help academis, administrators, managers and coordinators to better understand specific aspects of running EU projects. This was facilitated both by the opportunity to network with others from a range of London Institutions as well as through more structured presentations.

London Higher Europe brought in two renowned H2020 trainers, Paul Drath, SingleImage Limited, and Mike Jackson, Ixscient, to discuss with the group themes related to the transition from pre-to-post award, some ‘golden rules’ of EU project management, including how to read the consortium agreement, and how to work with different European partners.

The day finished with a case study about the Instruct-ERIC project, presented by Susan Daenke from the University of Oxford’s Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.  

The second event was held on the 16th November 2017 and focused on one particular aspect of managing projects, commercialisation.

Entitled ‘Commercialising your Research in the European context’, it was led by Michael Browne, head of European Research and Innovation and Martin Scott, Head of Innovation Management at University College London and followed a workshop format.

Topics looked at by the group were; why the EU supports research and what underlines their thinking on the importance of EU Innovation; impact under H2020; the background and evidence supporting Innovation Management; and effectively writing a commercialisation strategy into applications.

The delegates were also divided into groups for joint working, looking at real case studies relating to intellectual property queries in consortia.

The day ended with a case study from Kimberly Cornfield, Head of Proposal Management at UCL, who went over her experiences of managing over 33 high-value projects.

Both events took place at Garden Halls in Bloomsbury, central London.

For further information about London Higher Europe members, this event or future events please contact or call +44 (0)207 391 0690.