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SUPPORTIVe - Research - University of Ulster

Doctoral completion rates, now monitored (insteadof ‘submission rates’) by QAA, are currently at orabove average UK rates in all disciplines. This levelof achievement will be ensured by Research Offi cemonitoring and feedback to RGS and RIs.Partners: RGS Heads and all PhD supervisorsExcellent Innovation(Summarised from 2005 Technology and KnowledgeTransfer Business Plan)Terms of Reference for CAEs and their appointmentprocess will be reviewed. The possibility of lessening oftheir overall administrative and teaching burden will bepursued. Some of the, as yet unspent, funding from HEIFcan be made available to faculties to provide teaching /administrative support for the CAE’S.Partners: Deans and Manager of Regional ServicesFaculties will be encouraged to review their structuresto ensure that Innovation activities are given dueprominence and recognition.Partners: Deans and Manager of Regional ServicesThe level of exploitable expertise present within theUniversity will be reviewed and documentedPartners: Deans and Manager of Regional ServicesAdditional actions:Consideration will be given to the incubation of campuscompanies that are not UUTech priority companies, inparticular companies developed by graduates that locatewithin UUSRP Ltd. An initiative is under considerationjointly by InvestNI and Enterprise Ireland and alsoinvolving Letterkenny and Sligo Institutes of Technology.The scheme would offer, inter alia, assistance with salaries,rent and technical expertise.Partners: Manager of Regional Services, UUSRP LtdContinuing interaction with NI organisations thatrepresent business, and with the Faculty of Business &Management, to ensure that the University has structuresand activities that are in line with the expressed needsand interests of businessesPartners: Manager of Regional Services,Faculty of Business & ManagementEarly in 2006 UUTech will bring forward a newframework for consultancy activity. This will lead toamended, improved, University policies and procedures.Partners: UUTech LtdWorking with InvestNI, arrangements will be made forestablishment of a new seed-corn investment fund forUUTech companies.Partners: UUTech LtdA Newsletter, focussed predominantly on readersexternal to the University, will be produced beginningin Spring 2006.Partners: Manager of Regional Services24

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