Innovation Board

Strategic advice on the range of activities to deliver on the innovation goals set out in the Strategic Delivery Plan is provided by the Innovation Board which reports to STFC Council.

Call for Membership

The Science and Technology Facilities Council supports innovation opportunities arising from its research portfolio through the commercialisation of technologies, industrial use of the National Laboratories and the creation of innovation eco-systems on the National Science and Innovation Campuses at Sci-Tech Daresbury and Harwell. Strategic advice on the range of activities to deliver on the innovation goals set out in the Strategic Delivery Plan is provided by the Innovation Board which reports to STFC Council.

STFC is looking to recruit advisory panel members to their Innovation Board. There are up to eight independent, non-executive positions available. The term of membership will ordinarily be for two years, commencing June 2019, with the possibility of reappointment. Members are asked to attend meetings twice a year with other business conducted via email.

Applications are invited from individuals with substantial experience of research led, or industry led innovation and delivering new business derived at the intersection of academia and industry.

The Innovation Board will provide strategic advice on:

  • The content, balance and priorities of STFC’s existing innovation programmes;
  • Engaging with innovation activities across UKRI and new approaches to delivering innovation within STFC;
  • STFC’s participation in the research and innovation campuses at Harwell and Daresbury, and leadership of the innovation opportunities at these locations;
  • How STFC can capitalise on its expertise and experience in innovation, and how STFC’s contribution to innovation can best be promoted to stakeholders and Government;
  • Approaches to capturing, measuring and communicating the impact derived from innovation activities supported by STFC, both in the shorter term and longer term, including the criteria for success;

In addition, the Innovation Board is responsible for the Innovations Balance of Programmes exercise.

The timetable for appointments

  • Call opens Thursday 28th February 2019
  • Call closes at midnight GMT Sunday 31st March 2019
  • W/c 8th 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 31st March 2019 (please note application forms can be saved partially completed and returned to)

If you have any questions, please contact Carly Lewis  

Last updated: 07 March 2019

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