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C-DICE and UKCRIC ‘All Hands’ event helps to shape the future of the programme

C-DICE and UKCRIC ‘All Hands’ event helps to shape the future of the programme

Attended by almost 50 academics and postdoctoral researchers from UKCRIC universities, this ‘All Hands’ event provided an introduction to C-DICE, and gathered thoughts and ideas from the attendees about future key priority areas for the postdoctoral development programme.

The aims of the session were to:

  • Provide details about the benefits of working with C-DICE
  • Help C-DICE to develop an operational framework for future activities
  • Explore synergies between UKCRIC and the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA)

The presentations included:

  • A welcome to the session from Professor Andy Dainty, Loughborough University
  • An overview of UKCRIC from Professor Willilam Powrie, University of Southampton
  • An introduction to the Energy Research Accelerator from Professor Martin Freer, Director of ERA
  • An introduction to C-DICE from Dr Kathryn North, C-DICE Director, and Professor Sergio Cavalaro, Loughborough University

After the presentations, attendees broke out into World Cafe style workshops about the C-DICE programme, where their discussions focused on areas including:

  • Research priority areas
  • Training opportunities
  • Interface with infrastructure, Cities and Energy
  • Barriers to participation
  • Impact and Collaboration
  • Engagement with postdocs and academics
  • Working with industry and other external stakeholders

Speaking about the event, Dr Kathryn North, Director of C-DICE, said: “We were very pleased to have such a tremendous response to this, our first event. There was a great discussion at the workshops from all of the academics and postdocs from the UKCRIC partnership, and I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in this. We are very much looking forward to working closely with colleagues at the UKCRIC universities in future, their input will be invaluable in shaping the C-DICE programme and ensuring that it is a great success.”

View the video of the UKCRIC, Energy Research Accelerator and C-DICE presentations (skip to 28.20 in for the C-DICE introductory presentations)

View the Powerpoint slides here

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