Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

In addition to providing insights on topics that sit at the heart of our modern collaborative world, NCUB events act as networking opportunities that encourage leaders from universities, businesses and government to interact and have their voices heard.

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At the National Centre, we aim to break down the barriers between key figures from universities and businesses, allowing you to network, share your expertise and perspectives, and find new ways to collaborate, feeding into public policy.

To suggest topics for future events, programmes, research or reports, or for any questions, please email events@ncub.co.uk.

Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls

Talent 2030 is an ambitious campaign powered by the National Centre for Universities and Business to encourage more talented young females to pursue careers in STEM.

Sponsored by Rolls-Royce, PepsiCo and Centrica, the Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls invites female students in secondary education to solve the major challenges of the 21st century, showing how engineering makes a difference to people and the planet.


T2030events14 December - Competiton closes

22 February - Judging panel meets

16 March - Shortlisted finalists attend The Big Bang Fair 2019

Please contact contact@talent2030.org for more information.


State of the Relationship 2019 Report Launch

The State of the Relationship is the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) flagship annual report showcasing university-business collaboration across the UK and providing an authoritative source on emerging and critical trends in collaboration. 

The 2019 report will celebrate the changemakers building the future through interactions, and envision what that future might look like, and how it will succeed.

The launch event for NCUB's flagship publication State of the Relationship Report 2019 will be held in June.


events01June, time TBC, London 

Click here to submit a case study for the 2019 report 

Please contact sor@ncub.co.uk for more information.



About our signature events:


NCUB roundtables provide a forum for members to explore and discuss current topics, drawing on their unique expertise.

  • Click here for previous roundtables

Report Launches

NCUB publications work to build the evidence base for university-business collaboration. Our report launch events present the results of our research, task forces and projects to our members. These events allow us to communicate our independent and trusted findings and foster debate through speeches, expert panels and discussions.

  • Click here for NCUB reports
  • Click here for previous report launches

Chair’s Reception

The Annual NCUB Chair’s Reception gives fresh insight into the direction of the National Centre and allows a unique mix of senior business and university leaders to network.

  • Click here for previous Chair’s Receptions

Annual Lecture

The Annual Lecture is given each year by a university or business leader, exploring the university-business relationship, and includes an interactive Q&A session with the invited audience.

Past speakers have included Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, speaking on business-university partnerships for a globally-competitive UK; Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive of the BT Group, discussing global innovation and the role that UK universities play, Ruby McGregor-Smith, former CEO of Mitie, speaking on women in leadership, and Sky COO and CFO Andrew Griffith exploring what academia and business can learn from each other.

  • Click here for past Annual Lectures


To learn more about the benefits of being part of the NCUB network, browse our Membership pages or contact our Membership Team.

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