Gateway to Research at the Science & Innovation Conference 2013

By Aja Marriott, GtR Communications Officer

As we move towards releasing the final live Gateway to Research at the end of this year, we’re pleased to welcome a number of new project board members. Professor Dave Delpy is now the Senior Responsible Owner for the project; David Docherty from the National Centre for Universities & Business (NCUB) joins us as a Senior User; and Louise Grant is the new Project Manager.

We have a fantastic opportunity to discuss Gateway to Research at the forthcoming Science & Innovation Conference 2013 this Thursday, 27 June at the QE11 Conference Centre in London (see

Members of the Gateway to Research project team will meet key stakeholders responsible for shaping the future of government to talk about the value of Gateway to Research, as well as giving live demonstrations throughout the day, so if you happen to be attending, please come along to the RCUK stand.

There will be several seminars throughout the day, including RCUK ‘Fostering Business-Research Engagement’ which includes a talk from Steve Harris, University & Collaborative Programmes Relationship Manager at BAE Systems, who will explain how he has made use of Gateway to Research. More information is available on the RCUK website:

The seminar will focus on RCUK’s role in fostering two-way engagement between business and researchers, highlighting some specific examples of how this is being achieved and the benefits, including:

  • brokering connections through the Gateway to Research – how the system helps users to access research data from across the Research Councils. It also helps them identify potential partners in universities.
  • stimulating innovation through research and innovation campuses: campuses provide business with excellent access to facilities and other research capabilities and infrastructure.
  • building partnerships model used in social science from entry level up to joint centres

We look forward to seeing you there, but if you can’t make it, we are still very interested to have your feedback about the system, which can be emailed to