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Heriot-Watt Crucible is a highly successful leadership and development programme which helps participants:
•Broaden networks and interdisciplinary collaborations
•Achieve more impact through KE and links with industry
•Enhance potential for public engagement
•Become more creative and innovative in their research
It is an intensive programme consisting of 3 two-day workshops plus preparatory and follow-up work run over a three-month period. 30 participants learn about public policy, innovation and outreach while building an important network of potential research collaborators and developing skills and knowledge to improve their innovative capacity.
Participants then have the opportunity to bid for small grants to develop Heriot-Watt Crucible projects. These projects must be interdisciplinary and highly innovative to be awarded funding. We now have a number of successful projects which have grown into large research projects with high potential impact for both the university and Society. See the example videos on the right for just a few of our successful projects.