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Women in Innovation: Building Success – South West by The Knowledge Transfer Network (we’ll be at this!) – January 21st

As part of Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation programme, KTN will be hosting the sixth Building Success event on the 21st January in Bristol.

Take the opportunity to network with like-minded women, learn from experts and hear from successful female business owners at this exciting South West event. There will be a variety of practical workshops delivered by experts to accelerate your knowledge and an Innovation Canvas* session that will help identify your particular innovation challenges and prioritise what actions you should take next. You will also have the chance to learn about, and interact with, national and regional support organizations that can help take your business to the next level.

Female founders and women working within innovation from all industries are encouraged to attend.

Geospatial Study Group with Industry by The Knowledge Transfer Network – January the 21st – 23rd

The Geospatial Insights SIG was launched in May 2019 to pioneer a broader access to, and a better use of, geospatial data to unlock its full potential. Four key market sectors make up the geospatial industry as a whole, GNSS and positioning technologies, GIS/spatial analytics, earth observation and the global scanning market.

The study group will bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers and industrialists from across the UK to work on three to four problems over three intensive days to come up with solutions. The industry problems will focus around a central theme of geospatial data that could be applied to areas as diverse as health, infrastructure, finance, water, transport, digital, finance, retail and any others where location data plays a vital role.

Addressing the reproducibility crisis: Improving research design, data anal... – January the 23rd

This workshop will provide a practical introduction to open science targeted at PhD students. This will include pre-registration of studies and the registered report format adopted by many leading journals, open data and resources, and reproducible workflows all of which can be facilitated via open access resources such as the Open Science Framework. It will also include practical exercises, question and answer sessions and peer learning where current PhD students will talk about their experiences with reproducibility and highlight examples of good practice in their labs.

Reaction Monitoring Symposium 2020 – January 31st

This free-to-attend one-day symposium will showcase the power of real-time reaction monitoring by various analytical techniques for kinetic and mechanistic investigations in organic and inorganic chemistry, and solution-phase catalysis. Whether you are an academic researcher, a postgraduate student, an industrial scientist or just someone with an enthusiasm for reaction monitoring, the Reaction Monitoring Symposium will be of interest to you. There will be opportunities to network with colleagues over coffee, discuss your research needs with exhibitors, present a poster on your reaction monitoring research, interact with experts during the round-table panel discussion, as well as enjoying a day of exciting science.

Women in Engineering – South West February the 6th

A day to be inspired, empowered and connected #WIESW20

A day of inspirational talks, training and networking, for all engineering professionals within the South West wishing to develop their skills and make contacts within the industry. More details on the event website.

All profits will go to the charity WaterAid who work to empower women through clean water and sanitation around the world.

Innovating for Resilience – February the 11th

The annual SIG conference returns in February 2020 in Bristol as SIG-X, with an expanded exhibition space and great range of presentations: Join us in Brunel’s iconic Passenger Shed at Bristol Temple Meads station on 11th February for a day of presentations, demonstrations and exhibitions, bringing together NR and Supplier representatives interested in innovations past, present and future. This year there is a theme of “innovating for resilience”, recognising many of the challenges facing the new Network Rail Regions in building a more resilient railway.

Umbraco Spark Innovation Conference 2020 – March the 6th

The Umbraco Spark innovation conference returns on Friday 6th March 2020 at the M Shed in Bristol. The official conference is a must for all Umbraco developers that want to find out what’s going on with Umbraco in 2020 and loads of innovative implementations and ideas.

50th Intelligent Sensing Program – Sensing in Precision Medicine and Digital Health by The Knowledge Transfer Network – March the 26th

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together relevant communities, sensor technology providers, new molecular characterisation technology developers and innovators working in AI, and other relevant stakeholders such as innovation funders. It aims to facilitate knowledge sharing, stimulate new ideas generation, develop new collaborations and partnerships, and promote the innovation development and the adaptation of such sensing technologies in the UK health industries.

The Fourth International Workshop on Socio-gerontechnology – June the 29th

Socio-gerontechnology network of researchers share an interest in exploring the entanglements of ageing and technologies. The network seeks to strengthen critical and reflexive thinking and research by emphasizing the complex and co-constitutive relationship between ageing, technology and society. It brings together international scholars from a variety of disciplinary background (i.e. critical and cultural gerontology, science and technology studies (STS), sociology, anthropology, age studies, HCI and education) and provides a forum for productive, open and supportive exchange and dialogue, with the aim of fostering curiosity, reflexivity and enthusiasm for researching the topic.

GW4 Water Security Alliance 2020 Annual Conference – July the 2nd

Every year, the GW4 Water Security Alliance bring stakeholders and academics together during a one-day conference to discuss water research challenges.

Our 2019 event gathered over 120 attendees with key speakers from UNESCO and Environment Agency. Please see the summary of our 2019 event here.

Conference Reviews from our members

PyData London 2019 – review on 21st July 2019

The nice part about the conference is that they offer ticket scholarships for underrepresented groups in tech and women are more than welcome to apply. The organizers pointed out that it would be great to see more women join the PyData community. The application for the scholarship is quite simple: there is only a one page form to fill up  -> see

I also have only good things to say about the organizers, who try to make everyone feel as welcome and included as possible. We had a diversity lunch event this year and we had free childcare and a nursing room on the premises as well!