The University is establishing a number of inter/multi-disciplinary research themes that focus on the university’s research strengths and map to large scale funding opportunities such as the RCUK Global Challenges/H2020/UN Global Goals.
Having submitted to the dragons a plan that would establish an ambitious research area to tackle some of the big societal challenges or their idea for an inter/multi-disciplinary research theme that plays to the University of Stirling’s unique strengths selected teams have been invited to pitch their ideas to the dragons on 10th February 2017.
Our Dragons will have access to all kinds of resources and the teams pitching can be creative in what they request: it may be funds to bring visiting researchers to Stirling; meetings to pull together consortia for applications; specialised staff or teaching buy-out; mentoring a critical friend; media/social media training; dedicated support from REO….whatever works best for their theme.
Following training and support provided to the teams to construct their pitches, we invite members of the research community to come along and support their colleagues who are making their pitch to the University Dragons’ Den. The event will be held on campus on Friday 10th February, 9.00am to 1.00pm. We are aiming to foster an environment of support and encouragement for all of our pitchers -which differentiates us from the Dragons’ Den television show! We may not be able to fund all pitches but might offer other forms of support that the Dragons feel would deliver greater benefits to the researchers.
Each pitch will last 5 minutes with a further 10 minutes for questions and discussion from both the Dragons and you, the audience. Please ask your questions via Twitter using #StirDragonsDen.
We hope the event will be a fun and exciting way for everyone to engage and we would encourage attendees to consider how you might engage with the interdisciplinary ideas that will be pitched.