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Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation Seminars

Call status: Open
Application deadline: apply at any time



We are supporting the delivery of events to facilitate discussion and improve awareness of knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) of BBSRC-funded research. These events provide an opportunity for research organisations to showcase best practice in KEC and how this leads to economic and societal impact.


BBSRC has a responsibility to enable the optimal and successful application of the excellent research and capabilities it funds. It must ensure the widest benefit to society and the economy both within and beyond the UK. Application may lead to direct financial impact through commercialisation or, more commonly, through the development of research outcomes to deliver wider benefit in a range of different areas of society and the economy.

It is therefore essential for researchers to take into account all intellectual assets associated with research activity in order to maximise impact. Please see our Knowledge exchange and commercialisation policy (see downloads) for more details.

Possible seminar format and content

Possible topics for discussion

Alternative format and content is welcome.

The sessions should be constructed in such a way that demonstrates the underlying principles of BBSRC KEC policy.

Costs and eligibility

We will contribute up to £2,000 in grants towards costs of external speakers, room booking, time spent in organising the event and other reasonable costs. The cost of lunch and refreshments will not be covered. This initiative is open to institutes strategically funded by BBSRC and HEIs.

A BBSRC speaker may be available, free of charge, on request.

How to apply

Application downloads

Application form (DOCX 97KB)

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Guidance notes (PDF 302KB)

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Invoicing and reporting

Seminar report and feedback form (DOCX 99KB)

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Forthcoming workshops

There are currently no forthcoming workshops.

Previous workshops