Building on the success of the pilot programme during 2013, South West Crucible 2014 took place from April to July 2014.
Thirty applicants weree 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.
- 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.