Welcome to ACTION2012: Social Renewal
This website allows you to explore the ACTION 2012: Social Renewal Programme and to keep up to date with the latest news on the progress of the project and the ACTION 2012 participants
PUBLIC SHOWCASE EVENT DETAILS:
ACTION2012: Social Renewal participants have been busy since February develoing their solutions to challenges of social renewal.
RESEARCHERS WHO TOOK ACTION
ACTION 2012: SOCIAL RENEWAL SHOWCASE EVENT, NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY
8th November 2012, Great North Museum: Hancock
Thanks to everybody who came to support the final of the ACTION 2012: Social Renewal
competition which was a showcase event where teams displayed their commercial solution to the posed Societal Challenge.
We are delighted to announce the results of ACTION 2012: Social Renewal:
Runners up: BridgeBoard
People's Choice Award: Trailblazers
Congratulations to everyone who took part.
ACTION 2012: Social Renewal was launched in February 2012 by Prof. Gerry Docherty. It is a 9 month competition for early career researchers designed to promote enterprise and entrepreneurial training and the exploitation of research. The programme is one of a series of events linked to Newcastle University's Societal Challenge theme of Social Renewal. Five teams of researchers drawn from all across the University, have developed commercial solutions to their chosen Social Renewal challenge following a series of training events (See the Teams section)
At the Showcase final each team produced a trade stand displaying their business idea together with a prototype, video, model or other visual form of their solution. The competition was judged by an expert panel on both the quality of the team pitch and the strength of their trade stand. The winning team was awarded a prize to further develop themselves as entrepreneurial researchers.
The ACTION 2012 team at Newcastle University:Dr Bryn Jones, Dean of Postgraduate Studies (SAgE)Dr Gail de Blaquière, Research Student Training and Development (SAgE)Dr Elizabeth Scanlon, Staff Development AdviserMiss Katie Wray, Teaching Fellow in Enterprise