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Industrial Training Strategy Development Workshop takes place today

Industrial Training Strategy Development Workshop takes place today - 6 June 2013. Wavebreak Media, Thinkstock

Today BBSRC is consulting with a focus group of stakeholders about its strategy for funding industrial training of scientists.

BBSRC recognises the importance of working closely with industry to achieve economic impact from the research it funds.

Central to this aim is the need for a continuous supply of highly skilled and scientifically trained people for careers in industry, and to ensure the training process remains fit-for-purpose.

To this end, BBSRC is developing a strategic framework for the delivery of industrial training and today an Industrial Training Strategy Development Workshop is taking place in central London.

Around 40 invited delegates, from bioscience industry, academia, technology transfer, BBSRC Strategy Panels and early career researchers, will be asked for their views on the best ways BBSRC can fund industrial training to benefit the UK science community, bioscience and economy.

Their views will help inform the BBSRC's Industrial Training Strategy document, which BBSRC plans to publish at the end of 2013.

Anyone who wishes to add their views on bioscience industrial training funding can email their comments to skills.unit@bbsrc.ac.uk.

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