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RDSEM i4i Funder focus seminar - Leicester

  Monday, 08 May 2017 | Events/Workshops

Date: 8 May, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Venue: Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, LE1 7HA
Booking: Event is free, book yourself a place

This event is aimed at health researchers and will offer an opportunity to gain a greater un derstanding of the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme. It will provide information about the changes to the programme and the types of proposals that NIHR are keen to encourage.

Researchers currently developing, or considering developing, a proposal for submission to i4i have the opportunity to discuss specific research issues with the speakers and RDS advisers. 

Speaker:
Raffaella Roncone (Senior Programme Manager, Innovations Directorate, NIHR)
Raffaella Roncone is Senior Programme Manager at NIHR working in the Innovations Directorate. Raffaella’s role involves the evaluation and management of £20m innovative technology project portfolio, including monitoring of scientific and clinical progress, commercial and financial aspects.
Raffaella’s education is a blend of science and business. She graduated as a Chemist. During her PhD and postdoctoral experience (in Italy and in UK) she built a strong interdisciplinary scientific knowledge which spans from Chemistry, Biochemistry and Proteomics, managed multiple research projects at the interface between university and industry and contributed to the creation of a spin off. She then left the academia to join a multinational energy-service company in which she gained experience in managing contracts with private and public clients. During that time she pursued an Executive MBA master at Imperial College Business School.