Connecting the Cycle - The Research Administrator's Role in Successful Industry-Institutional Partnerships. 
Sep 21 2023, 12-1pm EST. 

One of the challenges of research administration for many administrators is helping a research project flow throughout the full cycle – from conception to implementation to close-out. It is well-known that a gap exists between research and innovation, and the implementation of new ideas and technologies. In recent years, greater effort has been placed on eliminating this gap and working with various stakeholders both within the research community and on its periphery to see that the investments made in research and innovation produce valuable outputs to stakeholders. The value of ensuring that funders see returns on their investments is clear. What has been less clear, however, is the role that research administrators can (or should) play in achieving this goal. This session is structured as a panel discussion and brings together key players in the research and innovation ecosystem that encourages institution-industry partnerships. Hosted by the College of the North Atlantic and the Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA), panelists include senior management, a research administrator, and two industry stakeholders from different industries who have been brought together to solve a unique problem. The research administration community will hear about the multi-faceted role that research administrators can play in successful research projects with industry and across institutions, including acting as a liaison between industry and researchers, providing a high level of awareness regarding industry needs, and identifying collaboration and service provision opportunities. Given that certain industries involved in research (such as mining) are highly dependent on external forces and factors (including global demand), being reflexive to rapidly changing industry and environmental conditions is critical – a skill that is necessary for the research administrator.

Presented by:

Gary Thompson
Dr. Thompson has been involved in the mining and mineral exploration industry undertaking applied research in the Newfoundland and Labrador for the past 19 years. He has 30 years of national and international research experience, has published in respected international journals and is a registered professional geoscientist. He continues to work extensively with all sectors of the mineral industry in Newfoundland and Labrador including industry partners, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Mines and Energy Branch, and Memorial University.

Janelle Skeard
Janelle holds a certificate in Advanced Project Management, Master’s degrees in Economic Geography (MA) and Bio/Medical Ethics (MHE) and is an interdisciplinary doctoral candidate. She has managed and led large interdisciplinary research projects on a variety of topics including: land use planning and management, assessing the implementation of genetic data into the EMR, and understanding complex child care needs for workers on large construction projects in NL. Janelle joined CNA in January 2023 as the Mining Network Development Officer for the Atlantic hub of the Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) project. In this role, she liaises with partners and helps grow the MICA network through connecting academic, research, non-profit, and industry partners. Janelle is passionate about research and development in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and loves engaging with industry partners to help eliminate the gap between research and implementation.

Date de l'événement: 21 Sep 2023 | Ville: | Site / Liue: Online

    Billets des membres
    Connecting the Cycle - The Research Administrator's Role in Successful Industry-Institutional Partnerships Thu, Sep 21 12:00PM    $50.00  
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    Billets pour les non-membres
    Connecting the Cycle - The Research Administrator's Role in Successful Industry-Institutional Partnerships Thu, Sep 21 12:00PM    $200.00  
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