We believe cross-discipline collaboration is key to unlocking new technology and techniques.
Interdisciplinary collaboration makes a real difference in solving some of the world's most pressing concerns.
Led by Cardiff University, Welsh Crucible is an award winning programme of professional development for the future research leaders of Wales. Now in its fourth year, the programme supports research-inspired innovation
and cross-disciplinary collaboration in Wales.
Each year, 30 researchers are selected to participate in a series of residential workshops or "skills labs" where participants explore how:
- they can benefit from working with researchers in other disciplines
- their research can have greater impact
- they can build international research careers in Wales.
Welsh Crucible won the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development in 2013, with judges commenting that it delivers 'game-changing impacts on attitudes and behaviours'.
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Our Innovation Network was formed to support cross-sector innovation by creating better links between business and our academics. Our researchers' skills and knowledge are applied to problems in industry, allowing us to turn creative ideas into successful commercial products.