Welcome to the KEC (Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation) Blog! This blog is designed with impact in mind; be it at an early stage, where our research and researchers are involved in knowledge exchange activities or later in the research lifecycle, when research can result in engagement with industry and/or commercial or societal benefit. This blog gives a voice to BI researchers and invited guests working with us on exciting projects.
The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Babraham Institute.
Not surprisingly, the recurring theme that ran through the recent UKRO conference, that brings together European Liaison Officers from across the UK to talk about the EU’s science programme Horizon 2020, was Brexit. In her Blog, International Grants Manager, Dr Cheryl Smythe, explains why its important to make the most of current EU funded schemes.
There has never been a better time for scientists to engage in policy. In times of snap elections, BREXIT and changing governments overseas, the need for scientific input and evidence has never been greater. But what are the global and local opportunities for influencing policy and how can scientists get involved? In this blog, our Knowledge Exchange Manager, shares her account of recent policy engagements through conference and parliamentary events and highlights what these could lead to in the future.
Babraham Institute Bioinformatics Department has long since led the way when it comes to knowledge exchange; sharing best practice, tools, and codes in open source platforms. This year they are pioneering a new initiative.
In this blog, PhD student, Marisa Stebegg from the ENLIGHT-TEN (European Network Linking Informatics and Genomics of Helper T cells comprising TEN beneficiaries) program, explains her project and role in the ITN program and the knowledge exchange carried out to date.
As a post doc at Babraham Institute, I had read with interest about our membership of the EU-LIFE network but I was not quite sure how I could get involved. Then I saw details of the 2017 EU-LIFE scientific meeting and immediately signed up.
In our first Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) blog, PhD researcher in the Casaneuva Lab, Janna Hastings, explains the rationale behind a global community project using C. elegans and the potential impact of their work.