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Energy@Cambridge networking evening for PhD students and early career researchers

When Jan 20, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where The Old Library, Emmanuel College
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Contact Phone 01223 336056
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Title: ‘Good technology does not require public investment’

Participants: PhD and early career researchers working in the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology or Physical Sciences.

We have a number of spaces for social scientists and science/technology PhD students and early career researchers to take part in the event and will select participants to cover a range of disciplines.

Format: Professor Michael Pollitt, Judge Business School and Dr Julian Peck, Cambridge Enterprise will both give a 5-10 min overview of the issues from a policy and technology viewpoint to stimulate the discussion. The groups will then discuss the issues with a mix of scientists/engineers, humanities and social scientists.


Discussion to include the following:

  • As a scientist/social scientist or humanities researcher discuss how different disciplines approach the issues around good technology and public investment.
  • What factors affect which technologies are adopted?
  • What are the risks/benefits to society?
  • How do market forces affect technology development and policy?
  • What role should government play to nurture new technologies?