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Your guide to key STEM events in the region and throughout the UK.

  • East Midlands STEM Partnership Steering Group Meeting

    02 Sep 2008
    East Midlands Development Agency, Nottingham
  • Nottingham Science City Skills Symposium

    03 Sep 2008
    Centre for Effective Learning in Science (CELS), Clifton Campus, Nottingham Trent University NG11 8NS
    Michelle Sewell

    Nottingham Science City Vision

    By 2020, Nottingham will be recognised as an international location for scientific excellence and the need to continue to reposition the economy to move to high knowledge intensive/high value job creation.
    Nottingham Science City aspires to create an additional 20,000 jobs within science and technology by 2020.

    Key issues that will be addressed:

    The current skills base: where are we now and where do we want to be?
    What are the skills challenges in making Nottingham an international location for scientific excellence?
    How can we achieve the Nottingham Science City vision and aspirations?

    Please click here for the invite and agenda.




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  • Supporting Business Innovation

    04 Sep 2008
    Henry Ford College, Loughborough, Leicestershire
    Eloise Bray
    0115 947 1746

    10am - 2pm

    This East Midlands Innovation led event will present a comprehensive review of the innovation focused funding and related support avaliable to businesses in the East Midlands. You will have the opportunity to hear how support schemes operate and to discuss your specific needs with specialists by visiting our mini innovation support expo and through networking with like-minded businesses and partners.

    The East Midlands is rich in innovation, science, technology and talent. Our regions companies, research organisations and universities are helping to develop better products and services, improve the environment and quality of life and also create a growing number of new businesses, particularly in our priority sectors of Healthcare and Bioscience,Transport, Food and Drink and Sustainable Construction.

    Under the guidance of the Regional Innovation Strategy (RIS), we are developing a series of innovation focused business support programmes in conjunction with emda's wider business support products. The event will demonstrate how you can benefit from accessing these products, which include: expert advisers and mentors, access to finance including dedicated grants, themed events targeting partnering with universities and specific sector, technology and skills issues and support for accessing European funding, enabling you to stay ahead of the game.

    The event will also see the launch of the new round of grant funding in support of the Regional Technology Framework (RTF). Up to £20,000 is avaliable to support the commercialisation of new technologies, specifically the funds aimed at demonstrating the business case for a new technology based product or process. This round focuses on the priority technology areas of Materials; Design, Engineering and Manufacturing; Energy and Waste. Further details will be given at the event but more information can be found on our website.

    To register for this event, please email  or telephone 0115 947 1746 by Thursday 28th August 2008, stating your name, organisation, email and any special access or dietary requirements.

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  • The BA Festival of Science

    06 Sep 2008 - 11 Sep 2008
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  • Outreach in Collaboration Conference

    10 Sep 2008 - 11 Sep 2008
    Centre for Effective Learning in Science, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, UK, NG11 8NS

    The aims of this conference are to bring together academics and practitioners to showcase best practice in science outreach and to encourage those who would like to get involved in outreach – but don’t know where to start - to develop their own programmes and activities.

    This is a cross disciplinary conference which seeks to allow activists and practitioners to learn from each other and cross fertilise ideas. It is not necessary to present a paper, to have a poster or to host a workshop.

    Call for Contributions: Contributions are invited in the following categories:

    Workshops: In these 90 minute sessions, groups of 15-20 will participate in hands-on ‘how to’ workshops.

    Oral Presentations: These are 10 minute papers followed by discussion of no more than 5 minutes.

    Posters: Posters showing examples of ideas for outreach work.

    Abstracts: The deadline for offers of abstracts is 6th June 2008.

    Abstracts are to be submitted as an email attachment as a Word document. They should be typed in Times New Roman 12 point and include:

    • Type of contribution offered
    • Telephone and FAX numbers
    • Title
    • E-mail Contact Author/s
    • Author/s’ department & institution

    The text should be of approximately 300 words and give a clear description of the work. Please submit your abstracts to 

    Please visit the Physical Sciences Centre website to register for this event:

    Registration Fees

    • Whole meeting Early bird (before 18th July), £60
    • Full fee, £70
    • Single day Early bird (before 18th July), £35
    • Full fee, £45
    • Accommodation ( B&B): Tuesday 9th September, £30
    • Accommodation (B&B): Wednesday 10th September, £30

    The whole meeting registration fee covers lunch, coffee and tea on Wednesday and Thursday and the Wine Reception and Conference Dinner in central Nottingham on Wednesday.

    Accommodation is in single en-suite University rooms.

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  • Institute of Physics East Midlands Teacher Network Day

    20 Sep 2008
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