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Working with you to deliver new policy ideas through research, political meetings and sector engagement.

We are therefore perfectly placed to work with universities and other research institutions to bring your work to the attention of policymakers and thereby increase reach and impact, and partner with universities on research council grants.

The Parliamentary seminars, panels and roundtables we have on offer would be chaired by a parliamentarian, and could include any of the below:

  • One off report launch events in parliament;
  • Series of roundtable discussions on research findings, over a set time period;
  • Short informal briefing events (e.g. breakfast briefings or lunchtime briefings) 

We are able to offer a tailored service in this area based on the nature of particular projects and an institution’s requirements. 

We've Worked With...

  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Royal College of Art
  • University of Huddersfield
  • London School of Economics
  • University of Oxford
  • Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
  • Council for Higher Education in Art & Design
  • Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Centre for Information Design Research, University of Reading 

Case Study

Working with Infrastructure, Creation of Knowledge, and Energy Strategy Development: 

The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) supported a grant application by the University of Oxford to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for the project ‘Working with Infrastructure, Creation of Knowledge, and Energy Strategy Development’ (WICKED). This grant included funding to the WSBF to organise research impact events around the project findings over the course of the two-year-long project.  

  • Round table 1: ’Green Leases’ — 16th March 2015; chaired by Dr Alan Whitehead MP. Attendees included stakeholders from Better Buildings Partnership and Marks & Spencer.
  • Round table 2: ’Big data analytics in the builtenvironment’ — 12th October 2015; chaired by Oliver Colvile MP. Attendees included stakeholders from the British Retail Consortium and the Department of Energy & Climate Change.
  • Round table 3: ’Better data for better buildingperformance’ — 7th March 2016; chaired by Oliver Colvile MP. Attendees included stakholders from Buro Happold Engineering and Pilio.
  • Symposium: ’The future of energy and retailproperty’’ — 14th June 2016; chaired by Rt. Hon. Lord Whitty. Attendees included Hammerson and CO2 Estates.