A multi-sector engagement to create a roadmap for restoring, enhancing and connecting Green Infrastructure for people and nature in a post-industrial landscape.
Food security consultations
The food security needs and priorities in the ten countries of Southeast Asia are based on a complex set of interrelated dynamics. We designed meeting formats and trained in-house facilitators to run consultation meetings around this topic in Southeast Asia.
Research culture intervention
Whole-university intervention to gain insights around research culture as part of the deliverables for the Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA) and to evidence the implementation of UKRI’s Concordat principles in each department.
Research Strategy Meeting
Generate trust and cohesion, learn from past success, inform decisions for the future.
Land acquisition for carbon multi-sector workshop
The focus was on listening, noting, and arriving at decisions which consider every voice in the room and work towards the common good.
Revenue models for peatland restoration
A multi-sector generative conversation around market based approached to funding peatland restoration, hosted by the Great North Bog initiative and delivered with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Fast Track Impact and Finance Earth.
A broad cross-disciplinary collaborative programme
The hidden histories of environmental science programme was a broad cross disciplinary effort aimed at learning from the colonial past to inform a more equitable, inclusive future for the sector.
The Future of Work
Over 50 people from business, government, NGOs and academics collaborated on what the future of work might look like and what skills might this future workforce need. This was followed by a series of online workshops that gave insightful results around upskilling, reskilling and the impact of digital technologies on the future of work.
Cross-disciplinary research grant scoping workshop
Academic disciplines have different linguistic norms, progression requirements and cultures. Collaborative research projects are smoother, more productive and fruitful when these differences are understood by all parties.
Design Thinking Training
Ready to demystify a process that could transform your business? Heard all the buzz words and trying to figure out how to use them? It’s all quite simple really, and the results are a more innovative, resilient, secure business.
Design Thinking for Stroke Research
Research projects with community-focused outcomes are as much in need of innovation techniques as are market-driven businesses. At a focused, productive workshop participants co-created two collaborative project proposals that would ultimately benefit stroke patients and their carers. We also had fun…
Academy of Medical Sciences
Collaborative research does not come naturally within the current reward system of established research excellence organisations. We explored how to get the most out of team science through building trust and provided tools for resolving the most common areas of conflict in scientific research.
The Water Challenge
A two-day innovation Bootcamp at the Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab, University of Exeter, for business, NGOs and academic researchers. By the end, participants defined 6 actionable, fundable collaborative projects.
The WReN Project
Designed and facilitated the first conference of this woodlands creation and conservation project involving more than 25 organizations in the public, private, academic and third sectors.
Launch meeting of a £1.5 million cross-disciplinary multi-institutional project involving academia, big industry, and non-government organisations.
Data Visualisation initiative
This pan-university collaborative project on data visualization lead to an institutional culture change in data science education.
Art, science and engineering collaboration
Produced Data Hall, a mural by Venezuelan-Dutch artist Patricia Van Dalen.
University of Dundee
Increased cross-disciplinary engagement by 70% using creativity and innovation.