Event Summary

With increased funding for Research and Development and knowledge exchange outcomes now being measured annually, it is vital for universities to learn from previous KEF results and keep up to date with changes to requirements to meet the evolving KEF framework.

Chaired by David Russell, CEO at PraxisAuril, Westminster Insight’s Conference is ideally timed for delegates to come together and reflect on their current practice, identify areas for improvement and share best practice with peers.

Attend to hear directly from Ellen Bamford, Head of Data and Evidence at Research England, who will discuss the latest updates to the technical and methodological evolution of the KEF and an overview of the national knowledge exchange landscape.

You will hear from practitioners at the forefront of development to the Knowledge Exchange Concordat and will gain insight on what the HE-BCI Major Review means for the KEF.

Our expert panel of higher education institutions (HEIs) will discuss the internal workings of how they prepare for KEF and how they are using the results to embed a KEF driven culture across their institution.

In the afternoon we will undertake ‘deep dives’ with HEIs from across a range of different clusters that have achieved ‘very high engagement’ in key KEF outcome areas including, working with business, research partnerships, local growth and regeneration and CPD and grad start-ups.

Choose to attend in-person or online.

Key Points

  • Learn about key changes to the KEF and future iterations
  • Get to grips with how to use the KEF dashboards to drive continuous improvement across your KE activities
  • Take part in ‘Deep dives’ into key KEF outcome areas led by HEIs who have achieved ‘very high engagement’ including working with business, research partnerships, local growth and regeneration and CPD and grad start-ups
  • Discover the implications of the HE-BCI Major Review for the KEF
  • Share solutions to common challenges in preparing for KEF and embedding a development and improvement plan across your institution following KEF results
  • Explore the impact of the Knowledge Exchange Concordat on improved collaborative working

Venue Details and Access

In-person – This conference will take place at The Institution of Structural Engineers, Bastwick Street, London. Attend in-person to network, build relationships and learn from your peers.

Online – The conference will be recorded and live streamed via a custom digital platform. The content will be available on demand for 14 days.


Interested in sponsoring this event? There will be a limited number of sponsor and exhibition opportunities. Contact Matt Turton to discuss these options at sponsorship@westminsterinsight.com