Calling all researchers! Big ideas – big opportunity!
The University is seeking out the next big ideas in research and it’s looking to University researchers at all stages of their careers to step forward and share their big idea at a unique event.
The Research of the Future event will take place over two days: Monday 1 July from 12 noon, including an evening meal, and Tuesday 2 July from 8.30am to 1pm at the Millennium Galleries and Leopold Hotel. It’s an opportunity for University researchers to turn their big ideas into a reality, supported by their peers, mentors and support funds.
The event will provide a forum in which the University’s most promising researchers will work together, with a few invited partners from outside the University, to formulate major new research agendas for the future, research activities that are both highly ambitious and that will be recognised internationally for excellence.
The lead speaker will be David Bott, Director of Innovation Programmes at the Technology Strategy Board, and the University is working with KnowInnovation to develop a stimulating and inspiring agenda that moves beyond the conventional workshop forms of activity.
Resources including a £20,000 grant will be allocated to the projects or ideas that are judged most deserving.
If you’d like to attend you need to apply by 4pm on 30 May 2013. Read on to find out how.
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