DIIF aims to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations, in order to generate lasting impact and solve major challenges.
What is DIIF?
Dundee Interdisciplinary and Innovation Forum (DIIF) is a University of Dundee forum that aims to increase interdisciplinary working opportunities and research collaborations – both internally and externally with partners and industry.
The forum facilitates events throughout the year which are designed to:
- Provide networking environments where introductions can be made and ideas explored.
- Encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations, with the long term view of solving major challenges and creating lasting social and economic impact.
- Encourage early intervention of major research challenges.
- Explore the funding landscape and prepare researchers for new funding opportunities.
- Stimulate new research ideas/approaches.
- Support Early Career Researchers.
Interdisciplinary research is central to the University Transformation Strategy. It allows us to be joined up in our thinking and to present challenges to solutions that proactively solve a number of real-life problems. DIIF events can be used as a vehicle to encourage and facilitate collaborations and to form new working groups.
How do DIIF events work?
DIIF events are typically led by a University academic and supported by Research and Innovation Services (RIS). They range from small focussed meetings to regional events with 100+ delegates. Each event is contextualised by a research theme and knowledge and understanding of the funding landscapes for these themes are provided and explored.
RIS proactively scope for industry collaborations pre and post event and provide additional support with applications and partnerships that arise.
Programme of upcoming internal events
|Research Environment and Culture||Scottish Universities
Insight Institute Visit
|21 February||Scrymgeour 3.08
10:00 - 12:00
|Research Environment and Culture||Arts and Humanitites
Research Council Visit
|5 March||Level 5 Reception Room,
Matthew Building, DJCAD
|Research Environment and Culture||Royal Society Visit||6 March||Scrymgeour 3.08
14:00 - 16:00
|Research Environment and Culture||Health Informatics||13 March||Dalhousie 2S12
13:00 - 15:00
|Global Challenges Research Fund||Education||15 March*||Dalhousie 2S12
12:30 - 16:00
|Industrial Strategy||Artificial Intelligence||18 March*||Neil Mather|
|Industrial Strategy||Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
& Connecting with Industry
|20 March||Dalhousie 1S05
11:00 - 13:00
|Industrial Strategy||Strength in Places
|27 March*||Dalhousie 2S12
10:00 - 13:00
|Industrial Strategy||Ageing Society: Health Data||10 April*||Daniela Bolle|
|Research Environment and Culture||UKRO Visit Brexit: What does it mean for us?||12 April*||Grant Davidson|
|Industrial Strategy||Clean Growth:
|17 April*||Dalhousie 1G06
13:00 - 16:00
|Research Environment and Culture||Creative Industries and
|24 April*||Neil Mather|
|Research Environment and Culture||Commercialisation||19 June*||Margaret Teven|
|Industrial Strategy||Regional Industry Event||18 September*||Margaret Teven|
|Research Environment and Culture||ECR: Facilitated Grant Writing
Peer-to-Peer Support Group
|Monthly, dates TBC||Emma Warbrick|
*to be confirmed
GCRF: Global Health
Friday 8 February 2019, 12:30 - 16:00, Dalhousie 2S12
Addressing "Global Health" issues in the context of the Global Challenges Research Fund. Showcasing projects already underway and exploring the potential for new research partnerships. With presentations from colleagues at UKRI, MRC and academics from the Universities of Dundee, St Andrews, Abertay and Stirling.
Contact: Alastair Strickland
Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Monday 18 June 2018, 12:30 - 15:00, River Room 2, Tower Building
Discussing current and forthcoming AMR calls, cross-council themed calls, Charis' funded projects plus follow on MRF and PhD funding to initiate ideas and prepare for potential interdisciplinary research applications.
Innovate UK Visit
Thursday 8 March 2018, 10:30 - 12:00, Room 5013 Matthew Building
- Providing an overview of Innovate UK, the Industrial Strategy and forthcoming funding opportunities.
- Sharing and showcasing our innovation expertise and strengths with Innovate UK/KTP team.
- Identifying areas of potential collaboration and innovation synergies.
Academic Lead: Margaret Teven
Friday 9 February 2018
Raising awareness of the range of research themes that integrate with Human Rights.
Academic Lead: Sunil Hutchin-Bellur
Head of Research Impact & Culture+44 (0)1382 384664