ACTION 2011: Sustainability
An opportunity for postgraduate researchers and research staff at Newcastle University to explore a sustainability challenge, show how your research can make a difference and compete for a prize of £10,000
ACTION 2011: Sustainability enables you to get away from your desk, collaborate and think like an entrepreneur in order to develop a commercial approach to your research.
What can participants expect?
ACTION 2011 is a 10 month programme in which participants work in teams, within a framework of support made up of existing and new enterprise training opportunities, to identify a sustainability challenge and develop an interdisciplinary, commercial solution to the challenge by integrating their research and initiating internal and external collaborations. Teams will work to develop a visual prototype, video, model or other form for their solution and will present this to compete with each other to win a cash prize. This prize will be used to further develop their ideas and to aid their development as entrepreneurial researchers so increasing the impact of their research.
Launch event: Thursday 17th February 2011, 12-2pm
Lindisfarne Room, King’s Road Centre, Newcastle University
To register please complete the booking form by Thursday 10th February 2011
Lunch will be provided at the launch
All interested parties are welcome to attend the launch; however you must meet the entry requirements to participate in the programme, these will be explained at the launch
This project supports Newcastle University’s 2011 societal challenge theme of Sustainability
This project benefits from EPSRC funding for training in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
ACTION 2011 Team
Dr Gail de Blaquiere – Postgraduate Skills Development
Dr Elizabeth Scanlon – Research Staff Training and Development
Miss Katie Wray – Lecturer in Enterprise
Telephone: 0191 222 5901.
Fax: 0191 222 8533