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Kent Enterprise and Impact Network (KEIN)


Posted on 1st November 2017 by The Enterprise Team

Event title: Kent Enterprise and Impact Network (KEIN)
Date and time: Wednesday 8th November, 12:00pm – 14:00pm
Venue: Gillingham G3-05 - Medway Campus
Audience: University staff
Booking: Email

KEIN, a network jointly created by Kent Innovation & Enterprise (KIE) and Learning and Development (L&D), brings together staff interested in collaboration. Academics, researchers, technicians and other members of staff can explore innovation and enterprise activities, maximising the impact of their work, and alternative sources of funding, in an informal setting.

Informal with excellent presentations and real life case examples

This session will give information on the subject of enterprise funding. KIE’s Chris Nash (Innovation Officer for Funding) will deliver a presentation on the support offered for enterprise funding, and Dr John Dickinson, Reader in the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences, will share his experiences of working with external organisations as partners and clients, will tell us about his recently awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, with Manchester-based, Smart life, worth £163, 000.

Great and inspiring examples of successful enterprise work. I'm glad I attended the session.

All University staff are welcome to attend. To reserve your place at the session, including a free light lunch, please email and specify any dietary or access requirements.

If you would like to come along for the presentations only, you are welcome to turn up on the day without booking a place and feel free to bring your lunch with you.
After a networking lunch, there will be two short presentations with Q+A, and informal discussion.  If you have any enterprise ideas or ideas prompted by the presentations, this is also an opportunity to share these and hear about how the University can provide support.

KEIN is a spinoff of our annual Enterprise and Impact Training Day. This year’s training day took place in April 2017 and hosted 13 attendees, from 8 different schools participating. The day covered how to promote yourself and engage partners with your activities and academics case studies as well as information sessions from support staff. The final session included a Q+A session with an external panel. This year the panel included an arts consultancy, a hi-tech local business, NIHR and a global, psychological profiling company. Photos and feedback from the day can be seen here
For any questions about either training event, please email  or phone 01227 827376.



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