The Network+ has a broad geographical representation, with three of the four home nations represented through the Scientific Advisory Panels (SAP) , and all three thematic areas (net zero, health and wellbeing, resilience) covered by the Co-Investigators: Professor Fiona Charnley, University of Exeter and Professor Stephen McArthur, University of Strathclyde (Net Zero), Professor Alex Frangi, University of Leeds and Professor Mimoun Azzouz, University of Sheffield (Health and Wellbeing) and Professor Ashutosh Tiwari, University of Sheffield, Professor Ben Hicks, University of Bristol and Professor Paul Jennings, University of Warwick (Resilience).
The Innovation Launchpad Network+ will play a key role in providing a pipeline of new understanding by bringing together cross functional teams from across academia and the Catapults.
We will enable this by identifying and creating a range of engagement opportunities which will allow academic researchers to collaborate with their colleagues in the Catapults, grow the maturity of new technologies, tools and techniques and diffuse the new understanding created across the Catapult Network.
A key part of our vision will be to enable collaboration between individuals and groups who are yet to engage with the Catapults:
To realise this, the Innovation Launchpad Network+ will:
The Innovation Launchpad Network+ will host community events each year, to create new interdisciplinary research communities of potential and current RiRs. These will include:
Calling all researchers! Tranche 3 of the Researchers in Residence scheme will be open to Expressions of Interest on 5th October