MeDe Innovation launches early career researcher forum in Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices
February 4, 2014
A forum for early-career researchers has launched to foster the professional development of tomorrow’s rising stars in innovative manufacturing in medical devices.
The initial meeting attracted over 40 researchers from the five Centres of MeDe Innovation (the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices), keen to create a united voice and a support mechanism for its membership.
The forum has also attracted interest from other academic institutes and also industry membership, “As a new recruit into industry from academia, I can offer a fresh perspective to the group. Having made a step-change in my career, I’m looking forward to using my experience to drive a group of like-minded people in my specific sector and to create a support network for us all”, Sarrawat Rehman, JRI Ltd.
The group of PhD students and post-doctoral researchers are keen to arrange visits to industrial partners, coordinate networking opportunities and to plan a series of seminars of interest to their new community.
Marlene Mengoni, a Research Fellow from the University of Leeds is taking the lead on recruiting new members “We’re creating a Linked-In group from the start to allow members to discuss how they’d like the forum to work. Most of the members are already networking so we are looking forward to our first meeting to agree initial priorities and a forward plan for collaboration opportunities”
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“The early career gathering was an excellent idea – there seemed to be a genuine enthusiasm and willingness to get things moving” said Professor Phil Coates, University of Bradford.
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