Wanted: Members and Vice Chair for the EPC RIKT Committee

Vacancies on Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (RIKT) Committee: Committee Members and Committee Vice Chair

The Engineering Professors’ Council is the representative body for engineering in UK higher education. We aim to influence the policy landscape on education and research, and to support our members in their work. We work closely with government, professional bodies, funders, industry and other interest groups.

The RIKT Committee has a focus on engineering research, enterprise, innovation and knowledge transfer activities at a national and international level. At our core we wish to achieve impact from the engineering research in the UK and raise opportunities for collaboration between industry and academia.

We are looking to expand the committee by welcoming new members in some or all of the following areas:

  1. Industry-facing academics or academics active in research, innovation and knowledge transfer 
  2. Industry members to offer their insights and assist us in ensuring engineering research maximises innovation and knowledge transfer and impact
  3. Industry-based visiting professors (current and previous)

In particular, we are looking to appoint a new Vice Chair of the Committee who will serve for one year before assuming the Chair for two years and then stepping down to act as Vice Chair for a further year.

Commitment required
  • 2-4 meetings per year, approximately two hours per meeting (currently on Zoom)
  • A keen interest in collaborating with the EPC with the aim of maximising opportunities for and the value from UK engineering research 
  • Some reading time external to the committee (usually approximately an hour per committee meeting, but sometime more)

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