NERC Industry - academia brokerage event

This event will provide an opportunity to find out more about the NERC five-year, £5m initiative 'Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme' and will facilitate networking and joint proposal development between academic and industry partners. 

Application for this event is now closed. If you are interested in attending please contact 


The Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP) is a collaboration between academia and infrastructure owners, operators, policy-makers and regulators to enable the UK infrastructure sector to use environmental science to identify, quantify and manage environmental risks to UK infrastructure.

NERC are now inviting proposals for innovation projects under the third round of the Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP). Under this programme, all projects must have project partners related to UK infrastructure, e.g. infrastructure owners, operators, regulators or policy-makers. This brokerage event will run to support this requirement, and to support the development of effective partnerships between academia and the infrastructure sector.

During this event, there will be the opportunity to find out more about the specific research priorities of the Innovation Programme industry partners and their joint priorities and areas of interest. 

Please note, due to high levels of interest attendance at this event must be applied for.

To apply please complete the following survey: NERC Industry - academia brokerage event 

All applications must be submitted by 23rd February and applicants will be informed on whether their application has been successful by no later than 3rd March.
If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact Samantha Mitchell.

If you have any questions regarding the event programme please contact or 

NERC ERIIP funding call
Further information on the Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP) funding call, guidance on the application process and FAQ are available here. 

ERIIP members research priorities
Short presentations on the research priorities of each ERIIP members will be available by 24 February on CIRIA’s and NERC’s websites.

Why attend? 
This event will: 
  • facilitate discussion of industry challenges and partnering opportunities
  • highlight industry stakeholder issues and core themes identified by NERC
  • facilitate academic / industry networking and collaboration 
  • promote the Innovation Programme Call and EOI stage
  • explain processes for call and EOI
09.00 Registration 

09.30 Introduction & welcome
Owen Jenkins, CIRIA

09.40 NERC ERIIP introduction
Ruth Hughes / Robyn Thomas, NERC

09:55 Innovation success stories 
Raghav Pant, University of Oxford  
David Gunn, British Geological Survey & Colin Brett, Uniper Technologies Ltd  

10:20 ERIIP members presentation

11:20 Coffee & networking

11:40 ERIIP members presentation

12.40 Networking Lunch

13:40 Industry - academic one-to-one 

15:30 Afternoon break

15:45 Discussion sessions
      • Lightning
      • Space weather
16:30 Close 

Who should attend?
Infrastructure operators, designers, contractors, regulators and academics.

15 March 2017
9.30 - 16.30 (Registration from 9.00) 

Prince Philip House,
3 Carlton House Terrace,
St. James's,  London


FREE to attend. 

To apply please complete the following survey: NERC Industry - academia brokerage event 

15/03/2017 - 15/03/2017
Prince Philip House
3 Carlton House Terrace
St. James's
London, SW1Y 5DG

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