Early career academics and researchers (ECA/R), by definition, are more likely to have a smaller professional network and therefore less likely to be involved in big collaborative research and multi-partner research projects. There are also very limited opportunities available to ECA/R to broaden their research network beyond the often topic-specific technical events like conferences. Moreover, addressing the contemporary information and communication research challenges of society requires a concerted effort across very many research themes and expertise.

This EPSRC sponsored networking event aims to foster and promote collaborative and synergetic research amongst ECA/R in the broad theme of  Information and Communication Technology. It involves an excellent line-up of experienced academic and industry experts to impart their advice and to help build links between early and established career academics.

The event will provide an opportunity for ECA/R to give oral/poster presentations, network and communicate their work to fellow researchers within their field. The conference will kick-off with an evening meal on Sunday 10th July. On Day 2, there will be workshops, oral and poster presentations (with prizes!).


  • EPSRC led workshop on securing funding for your research ideas
  • Research funding opportunities with Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)
  • Workshop on research presentation and dissemination.
  • Plenary talks by eminent academic and industry experts
  • Networking opportunities, poster and oral presentations
  • Career talk
  • EPSRC sponsored prizes for best presentations/posters
  • Free conference dinner and free one night accommodation

This is an event not to be missed. Places are limited, so register early.