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Industry & Business Partnership Board

The minutes of the meetings will be reported to STFC Council.

Call for Membership

The Science and Technology Facilities Council operates large science infrastructures on behalf of the UK at its National Science and Innovation Campuses at Harwell, SciTech Daresbury and the UKATC in Edinburgh. These National Laboratories serve a wide community of academic and industrial researchers from different sectors including space, pharmaceutical, advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare and electronics.

The Industry and Business Partnership Board aims to bring together leaders of major partners in industry to build and further strengthen the connections of STFC to businesses. Industry led, it will provide advice to STFC on growing and enhancing the industrial research use of the facilities. The Industry and Business Partnership Board will meet three times a year. The minutes of the meetings will be reported to STFC Council.

STFC is looking to recruit panel members for the Industry and Business Partnership Board. We are seeking people of influence who share our common aim of exploiting UK based world-class facilities and skills.  There are up to ten vacancies available with the term of membership for two years commencing June 2019.  Please note these roles are not remunerated.

The Industrial and Business Partnership Board will;

  • Provide advice and recommendations on the industry and business strategy for STFC;
  • Define and recommend an industrial engagement plan that is effective and efficient for all parties involved;
  • Define and recommend an appropriate means of articulating the benefits of engagement for ‘both sides’ including direct commercial facility use and the manufacturing supply chain feeding into STFC;
  • Define and recommend an engagement plan for three-way STFC/industry/ academia collaborations;
  • Review and capture global best practice with respect to industrial engagement by national facilities to inform strategy and engagement plans;
  • Maximise alignment to and leverage of funding mechanisms such as ISCF and other government funding initiatives and policy.

Timetable for appointments

  • Call opens Thursday 28th February 2019
  • Call closes at midnight GMT Sunday 7th April 2019
  • W/c 15th April 2019 – Shortlisting
  • W/c 13th May 2019 – Candidate interviews
  • W/c 27th May 2019 – Panel decision letters issued/members confirmed;
  • End June 2019 – First external advisory panel meeting.

To apply

Please complete the application form below by midnight GMT Sunday 7th April 2019 (please note application forms can be saved partially completed and returned to)

If you have any questions then please contact Dymphie Voortman

Last updated: 07 March 2019


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