Swansea University brings together leading industry names and emerging researchers for leadership development lab

The UK Digital Economy Crucible, an EPSRC-funded nationwide researcher leadership development programme, kicks off today in Edinburgh, bringing together post PHD researchers with the biggest names in industry to collaborate and innovate.

Now in its third year, the UK Digital Economy Crucible brings together researchers from diverse disciplines to address common challenges, and help shape future products, services and policies.

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The leadership development is proud to have secured contributions from institutions such as Amazon, IBM UK, Facebook, Microsoft, BBC R&D, NHS Wales and Accenture.

Tashi Gyaltsen, who leads on the Crucible programme under the CHERISH-DE project comments: “Industry collaboration is key to the Crucible’s vision, where we see industry as a co-creator in shaping and supporting research initiatives. It is crucial that as part of the industry skills lab, researchers continue their discussion with industry and continue to build relationship for future initiatives”.

The skills lab also looks at building strategic professional plans, and features an intensive workshop on successful grant writing, as well as engagement with senior academics about success and failure in grant capture.   

You can keep up with all the Twitter posts from the inspiring industry sessions by following this link

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The next skills lab is in London on 26-27th July and will focus on policy engagement with industry and parliament, entrepreneurship, inter-disciplinarity, and pitching for seedcorn funding in a Dragons’ Den style format.

For more information please contact Tashi Gyaltsen, Project Officer, UK Digital Economy Crucible, Tashi.Gyaltsen@Swansea.ac.uk or visit cherish-de.uk