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ALL EPSRC VISITS EPSRC plans and priorities

ALL EPSRC VISITS EPSRC plans and priorities

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ALL EPSRC VISITS EPSRC plans and priorities

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  1. ALL EPSRC VISITS EPSRC plans and priorities

  2. RESPONDING TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES LIVING WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE EPSRC BBSRC ESRC NERC lead STFC MRC AHRC ENERGY EPSRC lead BBSRC ESRC NERC STFC NANOSCIENCE THROUGH ENGINEERING TO APPLICATION EPSRC lead BBSRC ESRC NERC STFC MRC AGEING: LIFE LONG HEALTH & WELLBEING EPSRC BBSRC ESRC NERC STFC MRC lead AHRC DIGITAL ECONOMY EPSRC lead AHRC ESRC MRC GLOBAL THREATS TO SECURITY EPSRC BBSRC ESRC lead NERC STFC MRC AHRC

  3. EPSRC 2004-05 to 2010-11 EXPENDITURE £1,000M £843M £815M Budget Full economic costs £795M £800M £600M £400M £200M £0M 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 • Plans include: • Our priority themes • ETI • Target for TSB collaboration • RCUK priority themes

  4. THE EPSRC CONTEXT EPSRC Delivery Plan 2008/09 to 2010/11 November 2007 Polaris House North Star Avenue Swindon, SN2 1ET 01793 444000 www.epsrc.ac.uk

  5. EPSRC GOALS 2008-11 • Increase focus on the key challenges for society • Encourage even more ambitious and transformative research in a healthy research base • Attract and nurture talented and skilled people • Work with all partners to more effectively translate/understand how research can contribute to solving the challenges facing society • Realign our own internal organisation to deliver our goals most effectively 5

  6. THE WHOLE EPSRC PICTURE Living with environmental change (£9M) Global threats to security (£6M) Ageing: life-long health and wellbeing (£11M) Values are commitment 2008-11

  7. THE NEW EPSRC ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE Mathematical Sciences RESEARCH BASE Process, Environment & Sustainability Materials, Mechanical & Medical Engineering Programmes Cross-Disciplinary Interfaces Public Engagement Physical Sciences Research Infrastructure & International Information & Communications Technology

  8. THE NEW EPSRC ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE Programmes BUSINESS INNOVATION Energy Digital Economy Nanoscience through Engineering to Application Towards Next Generation Healthcare User led Knowledge and Skills User led Research

  9. ESSENTIAL PLATFORM FOR A HEALTHY RESEARCH BASE • Longer term international quality research to provide a vibrant and sustainable research environment able to respond to future challenges • Key strategies: • Supporting transformative research • Community-led challenges • More ambitious and flexible programmes of research for leading edge groups • Signposting strategic areas • Encouraging user collaboration

  10. SECURING THE FUTURE SUPPLY OF PEOPLE Supporting talented people at all stages of their careers to ensure the UK has the people to support a healthy research base and economy Key strategies: • Increased use of centre based approaches to align with strategy and to strengthen the international competitiveness of UK PhD • Restructured fellowship scheme and alignment in part with focused themes • Meeting users’ training needs • Attracting the next generation of researchers • Early stage career support

  11. TOWARDS BETTER EXPLOITATION • An emphasis on excellence with impact and the importance of people, to achieve the vision: “for the UK to be equally renowned for KT and innovation as it is for research discovery” • Key strategies: • Increase business-focused skills development/postgraduate training • Accelerating the exploitation of research outputs to enhance business pull and address societal grand challenges

  12. WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP

  13. KNOWLEDGE AND THE MARKET PLACE Discovery Application Understand Adapt/Integrate Validate Deploy Invent EPSRC ETI, TSB and other KT stakeholders HEIF Industry and business Universities Initiation Timescale to market in years; typically 5-20 Exploitation

  14. CONCLUSIONS • The major feature of our plans is the identification of key priority themes addressing important societal challenges • All research disciplines have an important role to play in these themes • The largest proportion of our budget is spend on investigator-led research and training • We want to encourage researchers to be more ambitious • Need for us all to demonstrate the wider impact of science and engineering research on society and the economy • As a framework university you are a key stakeholder - we need to work together align our strategies

  15. ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION • How can you help us realise these goals? • Focus on the key challenges? • More ambitious research? • Reviewers? • How can we work together to demonstrate impact? • Of additional FEC funding? • Of science and engineering research on society? • What are the major drivers/forces you are considering as you develop your strategy?