Training and Development
We are excited to announce that Newcastle University will once again be hosting Soapbox Science following our record breaking debut last summer. Would you like to be a part of Soapbox Science Newcastle 2016?
Our call for speakers is NOW OPEN! If you are female, an academic scientist, researcher or PhD student and are keen to share your science with the people of Newcastle then apply using the following link: http://soapboxscience.org/?page_id=135 . The closing date for applications is Friday the 26th of February 2016.
Soapbox Science is a grass-roots science outreach organisation that brings cutting edge research onto urban streets whilst also promoting the visibility of women in science. We place inspirational speakers on soapboxes and encourage them to engage in and start conversations with the public about their work.
For the Newcastle event we’ll be commandeering Grey’s Monument in the City Centre on Saturday June 18th and wowing unsuspecting passers-by with our latest discoveries.
For a flavour of Soapbox Science Newcastle 2016 have a look at our short film of the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUwlqRejo-Y
Soapbox Science has been running for 5 years with events in UK cities across the country and has attracted media coverage including BBC, The Guardian, Time Out, The Times (Eureka). 2016 is Soapbox Science’s biggest year yet with 12 events planned across the UK the first ever international event in Brisbane, Australia. It also receives great interest from the scientific community, with coverage in Nature, Science and New Scientist.
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Friday 5th February, 10- 4 in the Doctoral Training Suite
Hope you can join us for the day – lunch will be provided!
Newcastle PGRs should sign up through the usual PGR training Registration process: https://apps.ncl.ac.uk/pgrdp
Using Life Sciences case studies and role-play you will learn to:
- Identify the commercial value in your research
- Understand what business people really want from partnerships with academia
- Understand the power of your intellectual property
- Decide when to start a company and when to license your discoveries to others
- Figure out your role in the commercialisation process
When: Tuesday 19th May 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Where: Newcastle University Business School
Contact Alecia Dunn for further details.
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