ESRC Business Booster: supporting business engagement
The University of Aberdeen is an active partner in an ESRC Business Booster (ESRC BB) project in collaboration with the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS). The ESRC BB project aims to enhance engagement between social science Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and business through training in skills for business engagement and through understanding the challenges facing industry and other organisations in the non-academic sector.
Training for PGRs
Commitment from business
As part of the training workshop, businesses will be given the opportunity to pitch real-life business challenges to PGRs. Researchers will form ‘business teams’ in order to pitch an innovative solution back to their designated business 'partner', giving each business an opportunity to observe the types of innovation that can be achieved through engagement with social science research.
In order to achieve this, businesses will be required to:
- Identify and pitch a problem to PGR with support from the workshop facilitator
- Be present for PGRs to pitch solutions and offer guidance or feedback on approach and feasibility
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How to Apply
The application form for the competition can be accessed at bit.ly/SGSSS_BB with a deadline of the 7th September.
Please note applying does not guarantee you a place – places will be given to students who demonstrate that this course will offer valued learning.
Final decisions will be made and communicated to students by 14 September.
Students can be based at any Scottish university and any discipline, so long as their PhD has a social science foundation to it. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
For enquiries or further information please contact:
Dr. Ruth Banks (Email: email@example.com; Tel: +44(0)1224 274364)