Explore our upcoming events and workshops and learn about the impact of our past events. Be sure to check out our Event Policy and SULSA Activity Planner.


SULSA Conference: IndAc 2023

Join us in November for our two-day SULSA conference IndAc 2023 focused on industry engagement, for both collaborative R&D and employability. Day one will cover industry-academia collaboration and day two will focus on employability and skills development run similar to a recruitment fair.

Location: John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Target Audience: Varies depending on day – please refer to Event Programme to learn more

Date: 14-15th November 2023


Multidisciplinary Matchmaker

Do you have a good research idea but need to connect with researchers from outside your discipline and outside your university to make it great? The Scottish Research Pools and Partners want to help.

In response to the UKRI’s pre-announcement of their cross research council responsive mode pilot scheme we are offering to facilitate connections across our wide networks within Scotland.

If you have a “bottom-up idea without a natural home council” and would like to connect, and ultimately collaborate, with a researcher from another discipline within another university then please visit our RIS website to learn more.


International Coffee Break @ SULSA

Researchers in Scotland, France and Germany are invited to take part in short, informal online coffee breaks, facilitated by SULSA to help drive the establishment of new international collaborations between Scotland and Europe.

This initiative is supported by the Scottish Government and Scottish Development International.

Date: now open

Target Audience: open to researchers from all disciplines


Forging Futures Scheme

This scheme aims to support and develop a cohort of researchers by enabling them to explore the opportunities available to them in academia and industry and equipping them with the tools to work effectively between the two.

Applications for round two of this scheme will open in August 2023 and successful applicants will attend a series of online workshops before joining the SULSA Forging Futures cohort. 

Date: this scheme will re-open in August 2023

Target Audience: open to Post Docs and PhD Researchers

past conferences


Antimicrobial Resistance Conference

In April 2018, SULSA ran a two-day conference focusing on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). By connecting individuals across the spectrum of research, health, industry and policy, we allowed Scotland to work collectively to better address the issues surrounding AMR. Check out our AMR page to learn more about the conference, it’s impact and what we’re doing to continue the momentum.


Disruptive Technologies Conference

In September 2019, SULSA ran a two-day conference focusing on Disruptive Technologies in the Life Sciences. Connecting individuals across the spectrum of research, industry and funding, this exciting meeting was an invaluable opportunity to hear from the pioneers of the ground-breaking technological advances that are fundamentally changing the way we study biology and understand disease. Please visit our page to learn more about the conference and explore what we’re doing to continue the momentum.