June 2016 Bulletin: Selected News Stories

6 June 2016

As always, please do circulate this notice to relevant contacts and networks.

  1. Beyond Balance – Final Week to Buy Tickets, deadline Fri 10 Jun
  2. Balance Network £2.5k funding available
  3. Opt-Out – Subscription Update
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Funding Opportunities

1. Beyond Balance – Final Week to Buy Tickets, deadline 10 Jun
With 100+ registrations already, Beyond Balance: how digital technologies are affecting our work, our homes, and everything in between (27 June, 10am–5pm followed by drinks, London) will be a very exciting gathering across a wide range of sectors and disciplines. If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, remember to register by 10 June, and if you are coming we look forward to seeing you there.

2. Balance Network £2.5k funding available
The Balance Network is inviting proposals for funding of activities within the themes of ‘work-life balance in the digital age’. Funded activities will form part of the network’s programme of activities between now and the end of 2016. The maximum available per activity is £2.5k. They must be led out of an academic institution for claim purposes but can involve close collaboration with other organisations. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis (results within 6 weeks of application), with the final deadline for submission of 5pm on 29 July 2016.  Please visit our website for full guidelines.

3. Opt-Out – Subscription Update
As mentioned in the previous e-newsletter, we’ll be loading the membership list into Anglia Ruskin University’s CRM system in the coming month. This means that you might receive up to three emails from the university over a year – in addition to the Network’s monthly bulletins.  If this is not acceptable to you, please let us know. If you are ok with an occasional Anglia Ruskin email, no need to reply. We hope you will enjoy our newly-formatted e-newsletter this summer!

4. Upcoming Events
The Uberisation of Health
Join the Digital Health Forum at 6:15pm on 8 June as part of the Digital Catapult’s Digital Health Festival for an evening of on-demand healthcare solutions, from GP services and home drug delivery, to a carer marketplace. We’ll learn and discuss how these companies are driving new models of healthcare in our uberised way of life.

Virtual Reality Breakfast
This event will take place on 9 June from 8:00 – 10:30am. In the last five years, VR has seen an explosion in different sectors, most notably in healthcare. VR has applications in everything from surgery to phobia management, to rehabilitation treatment. Though most of the field is still dominated by academics, the technology has reached a point where it is both affordable and high quality, and therefore more widely translatable and accessible.

Unlocking the Promise of the Internet of Things
On 9 June this event in Manchester will showcase Arqiva’s IoT SIGFOX network. Arqiva will be joined by industry-leading partners who will share insights and expertise across the energy, asset management sectors as well looking at how IoT can support the enterprise and accelerate product development. During the afternoon you will have the chance to join one of the four streams: Energy, Enterprise, Asset Management & Monitoring, and Product Development.

Ensuring integrity and rigour in UK research: best practice, open data and the impact of the REF
This event will be held on 7 July in Central London and is CPD certified. In the context of discussion about the effects of increasing competition and the growing use of metrics on research practice in higher education institutions, delegates at this seminar will consider strategies for supporting research integrity and rigour in higher education. It is also scheduled ahead of the publication of Lord Stern’s review into university research funding, which considers approaches to the evaluation of UK higher education research performance and options for future iterations of the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

5. Funding Opportunities
Researcher in Residence Programme
The Digital Catapult and the Digital Economy (DE) Theme are now accepting applications for the Researchers in Residence Programme at the Digital Catapult Centre in London. The closing date is 19 June.

Women In Innovation £200K Funding Briefing
Innovate UK has up to £200,000 and a package of tailored support to award to women who have exciting ideas and the potential to become leaders in innovation and deliver significant economic growth. This is the first women-only Innovate UK competition and is part of a new ‘infocus’ initiative to encourage diversity in innovation. Each of the 12 finalists in the competition will receive a package of support tailored to their needs, and the four winners will each receive £50,000 to support their innovation project or activities.

Creative, Digital & Design Business Briefing
A digest of useful information for UK creative, design or digital organisations seeking funding and support is available on-line and will be updated monthly.

If you’d like us to include an item in the bulletin and on our website, email a title and short description to stephanie.cziczo@anglia.ac.uk.