On the 30th of March 2022, the Centre for Commercial Law (CCL) held its first in-person "Research Cafè" (Venue: Old Senate Room. Time: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm).
The Research Café was organised to provide a platform for CCL members to meet and discuss current research engagements and future ideas or interests to open opportunities for collaboration. Each member presented an "elevator pitch" to introduce themselves, their research interests, currents projects, and their wildest (research) dreams. It was a collective brainstorming session that allowed us (CCL members) to have a deeper think about our work and discover common research paths and correlations. We had fruitful discussions, received valuable feedbacks from colleagues, and, through the presentations, we were able to reconstruct an overall picture of the centre's research trends, clusters of interests, and future lines of investigations.
The event was significant beyond its professional value. It was CCL’s first meeting in person since 2020. For those who joined CCL during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was also the chance to meet some colleagues in “3D” for the first time. It was a precious moment, long-awaited. After two years of MS Teams fatigue, it felt so comfortable to talk about our research over a cup of coffee and cake.