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1 Supporting Applied Research at Coventry University 2012 Neil Forbes Director of Research

2 Identify what Applied Research means to Coventry University (2015 objectives and strategy, current plans/targets/successes) Raise awareness of development opportunities to support our Applied Research agenda Meet colleagues that deliver AR Learning & Development and other colleagues Today’s Purpose

3 Broad expectations: changing the University culture, & use of staff/other resources But evolution not revolution as move to the next level Organisation and management arrangements Need to exploit collaboration, links and knowledge transfer opportunities Focus across the University on Grand Challenges & the Research Excellence Framework Objectives Applied Research Strategy

4 Aims, scope and role of applied research Discipline-specific Research Knowledge Transfer Activities Pedagogical Research –The first AR strategy started in 2005 –Brings together all elements of the University Group –Driven by stretching Annual Targets

5 Key Metrics Group income £43m Private sector to be 9% of total Projects with international partners to increase to 20% of total income Teaching: AR to be 80:20 Maintain % of research-active staff

6 Coventry’s aim to improve on its institutional score of 2008 Areas of submission: Allied Health Professions, Nursing Psychology Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences Mathematical Sciences Computer Science and Informatics General Engineering Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Business and Management Studies Politics and International Studies Art and Design Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

7 Metrology, the Science of Measurement Digital Media Low Carbon Vehicles Integrated Transport & Logistics Low Impact BuildingsSustainable AgricultureAgeing Population Environmental Technologies (2) Environmental Technologies (1)

8 Target:Current position (April 2012) Income to rise to £43m£38m Grand Challenges projects to secure £3.2m £ 7m Income from CPD to increase by £1.75m £ 2m Applied Research Income Income from AR 15% up on same time last year Delays due to ERDF and recession Grand Challenges performing ahead of budget


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