Thirty applicants were selected to participate on the programme. South West Crucible took place over three intensive two-day residential workshops (called Labs) in addition to a 4th one-day Lab at the end of the programme.
Participants were required to attend all Labs:
02-03 April 2014
14-15 May 2014
25-26 June 2014
16 July 2014
Each Lab was a mixture of workshops, interviews, skills sessions, talks and informal discussions. All were aimed at helping researchers put their role into a wider context.
Topics covered include:
- media engagement
- policy making and
- public engagement.
There was also a focus on creativity, innovation and enterprise skills as well as exploring the benefit and opportunities of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Participants were given the opportunity to mix with peers from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds and to network with senior representatives of policy, academia, government, media and business in our region.