July will see SIID representatives Professor Jean Grugel and Dr Johan Oldekop attend the Research of the Future event at the Millennium Galleries hosted by the University of Sheffield.

This exciting event is part of the 2022 Futures initiative and will be a forum for collective thinking and challenging debate about which research areas the University will be internationally recognised for by the year 2022. The output will be a list of emerging research themes and projects for further consideration during 2013/14.

Attendees will include both researchers and non-academic partners including high profile representatives from the commercial sector and governmental bodies. David Bott (Director of Innovation Programmes at the Technology Strategy Board) is confirmed as a speaker and KnowInnovation will develop a stimulating and inspiring agenda that moves beyond the conventional workshop forms of activity.