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Funding Secured for Welsh Crucible 2012

Following the success of the 2011 programme, we are pleased to announce that we have received funding from the St David’s Day Group of Universities  (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Swansea) to run Welsh Crucible again in 2012.   Professor Peter Halligan, academic lead on the Welsh Crucible programme, comments “building on last year’s experience, the

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The Western Mail’s Welsh Crucible Series Starts Today

Today’s Western Mail contains a feature article about the Welsh Crucible programme, as well as the first in a thirty week series of research profiles by Welsh Crucible participants.  The article locates the Welsh Crucible initiative in the context of the broader efforts being made by Welsh universities to collaborate and draw upon the very

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Welsh Crucible Featured on BBC Radio Wales

Welsh Crucible, and three of its participants, was featured on today’s edition of ‘Wales at Work’ on Radio Wales in an item about developing enterprise skills in academia.

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Future Collaborative Research Projects Emerge at Final Welsh Crucible Lab in Swansea

The Welsh Crucible Participants met for the final Lab in Swansea on the 7th and 8th July.   In this event participants explored ways of improving their creativity and enterprise skills.  The group heard from entrepreneur Dr Jo Macpherson, one of the founders of drug delivery company Q Chip Ltd; and Professor Chris Price of Aberystwyth

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Welsh Crucible Participants Focus on Collaboration at Second Lab in Aberystwyth

The thirty Welsh Crucible participants were reunited in Aberystwyth on the 9th and 10th of June for the second Welsh Crucible Lab.  This two day event focused on collaboration and building research networks, with the group working together to examine the grand challenges currently faced by researchers in Wales, as well as looking at the

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Welsh Crucible 2011 Programme Launched in Cardiff

Participants met in Cardiff for the first two-day residential lab on the 5th and 6th of May.  The lab, with its focus on ‘looking outwards’ was facilitated by Vivienne Parry, the science writer and broadcaster, and covered topics such as public engagement, media engagement and engaging with policy and policy makers.  The speakers included Professor

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Thirty Participants Selected for Welsh Crucible 2011

The 30 successful applicants for Welsh Crucible 2011 have now been chosen by a specially convened selection panel.  Participants were selected for their excellence in research, as well as their commitment to working with other researchers from different disciplines.  The thirty successful applicants are working in research fields that are aligned with the Welsh Assembly

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High Demand for Places at Welsh Crucible 2011

A total of 80 applications were received for the 2011 Welsh Crucible programme. A specially convened panel will meet on the 30th of March 2011 to select the 30 successful applicants. All applicants will be notified within a week of this meeting.

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Application deadline extended

The closing date for applications has been extended to 24th February 2011.

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Welsh Crucible 2011 Call for Applications

The call for applications for places on the 2011 Welsh Crucible programme  has now opened.  Applications are invited from talented early- to mid-career researchers employed by Universities in the St David’s Day Group (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Swansea), or by Welsh SMEs.  Applicants should be working in the Welsh Assembly Government’s research priority areas. The closing date for applications is 31st

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