Throughout the year we will be running Sustainability Workshops in partnership with Bangor University’s Sustainability Lab at all of the KESS 2 partner universities across Wales. This workshop will help you understand how your research contributes to sustainability and the Well-being of Future Generations (WFG), the overarching sustainable development framework in Wales. It will be… Read more »
On 18th December 2017, the KESS 2 team at Cardiff University held a social event with talks and presentations led by Cardiff based KESS 2 students. The aim of the event was to build a KESS 2 community where students funded by the programme were given the chance to get to know each other and… Read more »
On Thursday 27th July at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, ESF funded project KESS 2 presented awards to three competition winners during an engaging evening of live Presentations and an exhibition of Research Images, titled ‘Making Waves’. The event, attended by students, companies and academics, showcased just some of the ongoing EU funded research… Read more »
In honour of Europe Day on 9th May 2017, the KESS 2 team at Cardiff University hosted a successful social event at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC). The KESS 2 programme is funded by European Social Funds (ESF) and the event brought together participating students and academics for a lunchtime of networking… Read more »
Funding from the European Social Fund (ESF), accessed through KESS 2, enables students to undertake higher-level research study in Wales across a variety of projects in collaboration with company partners. On 9th May 2017, our KESS 2 students celebrated Europe Day by sharing with us a #EuropeDaySelfie and told us a little bit more about how EU funds have… Read more »
Bangor Sustainability Week 2017 will be hosted from 02.05.17 until 04.05.17 by KESS 2 partners, The Sustainability Lab at Bangor University . A series of events will be held throughout the week, see the poster below or visit The Sustainability Lab website for further details about how you can get involved! Find out more about KESS 2’s… Read more »
The KESS 2 website was launched during a presentation evening in the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre in Bangor on 4th April 2017. The new website will give easy-access to key information about the KESS 2 programme, host a library of KESS 2 project case studies, feature the latest available scholarships and be a home… Read more »
KESS 2 is proud to feature in a new collection of case studies highlighting the value to the Welsh economy of research and development activity in universities in Wales. The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) publication Innovation Nation, which was launched at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on 30th March 2017, is the… Read more »
KESS 2, which is led by Bangor University on behalf of the higher education sector in Wales, was awarded the Partnership Award and the Award for New Process was won by Dr Steffan Thomas of Bangor University and Sain Recordiau Cyf/Sain Records Ltd. This was also a project fulfilled through the previous KESS scheme and a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).
Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships 2 (KESS 2), a £36m project funded by European Social Funds (ESF) through the Welsh Government, was officially launched at Bangor University by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford AM on 26th July, 2016.