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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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Welsh Crucible 2012 Launched in Cardiff

The 2012 Welsh Crucible participants met for the first time yesterday at our first lab in Cardiff.  This two day event, which was co-hosted by Cardiff and Glamorgan Universities, saw each of the thirty deliver short presentations about their work, as well as begin to ask questions about who and what their research is for. 

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Participants Selected for Welsh Crucible 2012

The 30 participants for the 2012 Welsh Crucible have now been selected.  This year’s group will be made up of researchers from a broad mix of disciplines from Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Swansea Universities, as well as from Tata Steel and Barnardo’s Cymru.  The group will get together for the first time in Cardiff

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Call for Applications for Welsh Crucible 2012

The call for applications for the 2012 Welsh Crucible programme is now open. We are looking for 30 highly promising researchers, from all disciplines, who are building their careers in Wales. Applications are invited from early- to mid-career researchers employed by Universities in the St David’s Day Group (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Swansea), or working

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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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