There was no Annual Conference in 2011 as funding for the new phase of the Network was confirmed too late to allow sufficient time for conference organisation. However, an evening event was held in December 2011 to mark the launch of the new phase of the Network.
Monday, March 28, 2011 - 17:30 to Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 17:30
Research funders and users are increasingly looking to fund collaborative, action-based research that brings together academics and research teams with local authorities, community groups and other stakeholders, in order to improve the social impact of research and gain a greater understanding of the effectiveness of policies and interventions in practice.
In this evening lecture, Professor Peter Lillford CBE (York University) will discuss issues influencing “Food Security”, with special reference to the technologies necessary to ameliorate potential food crises. He will discuss the issues around a sustainable food supply: alternatives to the current food systems are not wholly compatible with our existing supply chains, and it seems likely that new market forces and manufacturing systems will be as important as our primary agricultural supply.
The Conference took place on Thursday 9th December 2010 at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London.
The aim of the conference was to explore the implications of recent changes within government for the development and delivery of sustainable development, and what this means for the research community’s activities and priorities.
On Thursday 21st May 2009, over 45 representatives of business, academia, government and delivery bodies and agencies, attended the SDRN workshop ‘Business resource efficiency: luxury or necessity?’. Organised by AEA Technology as part of SDRN’s research into practice workstream, the workshop sought to explore the extent to which businesses could be encouraged to improve their research efficiency and procurement practices.