6 - Think Ahead Workshop 3 - Jan 2019 (Cambridge)

More details will be available on the website during October 2018.

Day 3 – Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019

  • Training Workshop for ESRs


09:00 – 17:00

Day 4 – Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 

  • Training Workshop for ESRs


09:00 – 17:00

Think Ahead workshop-3, ‘Researchers of the future’ will be dedicated to knowledge transfer processes with an emphasis on interactions with industry and policy-makers. 

The workshop will be delivered in collaboration with KKI Associates49 and will address: communication of academics with industry; research integrity consideration associated with industrial collaborations; enhancing the knowledge and experience of academic researchers in processes of commercialization and intellectual property; promoting the engagement of researchers with science policy; understanding the landscape of science policy across the different countries in the consortium; training ESRs to articulate, frame, contextualise and disseminate research that has the potential to influence policy; facilitating the employability of young scientists for transition towards careers within industry and policy. 

This workshop will be a further opportunity to network with researchers working in industry, academics collaborating with industry or having established spin-out companies, and professionals working in science policy (to be invited by Think Ahead). The workshop will incorporate a competition where teams of ESRs collaborate to develop a business proposal based on scientific ideas, propose and pitch the business plan in a “Dragon’s den” style of assessment. We will also bring in the expertise of The Crick Centre50 at USFD in engagement of academics with science policy. Students will take part in exercises to practice the articulation of scientific knowledge and learn the

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