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Welsh Crucible Labs 2015

This year’s Labs are now complete and we’ve seen another highly successful Programme.  Watch out for news of roadshows for 2016.

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Cardiff Roadshow – 2nd March

Welsh Crucible will be hosting a roadshow on 2nd March in Committee Rooms 1&2, Glamorgan Building 11am-1pm. The event will offer those interested a chance to find out more about the programme, speak to previous participants and get some hints and tips for the application process. There will be short talks from 11am, and a

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Welsh Crucible alumni event: Innovation Partnership Wales (IPW)

Welsh Crucible alumni are helping stimulate innovation and multi-disciplinary collaboration between researchers and business through a new partnership initiative launching tonight. The Partnership led by Airbus, Welsh Crucible, Welsh Government, IQE and National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) will launch the inaugural IPW challenge at Airbus Group’s campus in Newport. This new competitive initiative brings together

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Welsh Crucible 2014: Call for Applications Open

The call for applications for the 2014 Welsh Crucible has been launched today.  Over the next eight weeks we will be inviting applications from excellent researchers from across Wales.  As well as having strong research records, 2014’s successful applicants will be selected on the basis of their interest in and experience of interdisciplinary collaboration, their commitment

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Welsh Crucible wins Times Higher Award

Welsh Crucible has won the Times Higher Education’s 2013 award for Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development. Judged to be an initiative which has delivered “game-changing impacts on attitudes and behaviours”, the Welsh Crucible has beaten off competition from five other universities including the universities of Warwick and Sheffield, to the award at a ceremony in

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Welsh Crucible at the European Parliament

Welsh Crucible visited Brussels earlier this week to showcase the benefits of the programme at a reception in the European Parliament. This was a chance for MEPs and the members of the European Commission to hear more about the ways in which the Welsh Crucible is working with the public, policy makers and the media

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Edwina Hart AM Hosts Welsh Crucible Event

Edwina Hart, Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science, today hosted an event reviewing the successes of Welsh Crucible to date and celebrating its continuation for the next two years. Speakers at the event, held at the Senedd Building in Cardiff Bay, included Jon Kingsbury, Programme Director for the Creative Economy at the National Endowment

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Additional two years’ funding and a broader remit for Welsh Crucible

Supporting Wales’ brightest minds Support for the most talented researchers in Welsh universities, public, private and third sector organisations to work together and make a real impact on the well-being of Wales has been given a welcome boost. The continuation and expansion of the Welsh Crucible has been secured thanks to additional two-year funding from

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Collaborations Start to Emerge at 3rd Lab in Bangor

The 2012 Welsh Crucible participants met this week for the third and final lab in Bangor, where they started planning a number of interdisciplinary collaborations.  The 2012 cohort also examined ways of becoming more enterprising and creative in their work and were joined by a number of speakers, including academic-turned-fashion designer Professor Richard Weston.

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Welsh Crucible Participants Identify Grand Challenges in Research

Welsh Crucible’s 2012 particpants met for the second lab in Swansea on the 28th and 29th of June.  This Lab focused on building research networks.  Participants were joined in their discussions about Grand Challenges in research by the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales, Professor John Harries.  The thirty participants also worked together on developing strategies

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