2-3 MAY 2018 | THE SPARK

The annual Research and Innovation Conference has been well established as a cornerstone of Southampton Solent University’s growing profile in research and innovation. Now in our fifth year, we are very pleased to be introducing enterprise as the third core strand of the event, in conjunction with VentureFest South.

The conference offers a fertile environment for developing research, innovation and enterprise, promoting the exploration of new ideas and establishing and strengthening partnerships. The conference is free and open to anyone who wants to share ideas and explore how change and progress can be achieved through research-based activity.

Keynotes and platform sessions will welcome a range of experts, stakeholders and partner organisations. We look forward to receiving contributions from students, researchers and other stakeholders, both internal and external to the University. We will also be hosting the awards ceremony for the Solent Futures Student Entrepreneur Awards.

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Making a Difference will be a dynamic and interactive experience, drawing together a broad spectrum of delegates from across the local and national research community, business and industry, and public and voluntary sectors to foster change and positive solutions in the Solent region.

Click on the link at the bottom of the page to submit your contribution.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 2 February 2018.

We welcome contributions from delegates in the following formats, and are particularly looking for interactive sessions and innovative delivery:

Open to all

A1 portrait format, may relate to any type of project within research, innovation or enterprise.

A prize will be awarded for the best student poster. Please see the competition criteria (below) for more information.

10 minute paper
(with 5 minutes Q&A)

20 minute paper
(with 10 minutes Q&A)

15 or 45 minute interactive session
Submissions may encompass any format which includes the audience.

Solent students only

Three Minute Thesis competition for PhD/MPhil students, judged by an expert panel.

Two Minute Dissertation competition for undergraduate and PGT students, judged by an expert panel.

A prize will be awarded to the best presentation in both the 3MT and 2MD competitions. Please read the competition criteria (below) and ensure your presentation meets the guidelines in order to win!

Solent staff only

Focus on Enterprise
Two minute presentations summarising enterprise projects undertaken during the past year.

A prize will be awarded for the best presentation. Please see the competition criteria (below) for more information.

Download competition categories, rules and judging criteria