MultiMind Live Challenge *Training Opportunity*

By 23rd September 2020 No Comments

This October the Leeds Social Sciences Institute in collaboration with the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership will be coordinating a MultiMind Live Challenge. This is a unique training opportunity to be involved in a fast paced, stimulating online collaborative project. Researchers work together in teams and apply their skills and know-how to a business or social enterprise challenge. It’s an on-line, time-limited collaborative project to apply your expertise to a real world challenge or opportunity and pitch your solution.

The challenges are set by guests from companies or social enterprises and they focus on genuine, current opportunities or challenges facing the company or sector. These will be business related challenges (not technical challenges) designed to build your commercial knowledge and skills.  The challenges will also provide you with the opportunity to network with representatives from the business sector and with fellow researchers from across the White Rose DTP Universities.

This training is part of an ESRC funded project which aims to increase the engagement of social scientists with businesses in order to enhance their commercial awareness, and build their capacity and capability to engage with the private sector, within their current research and future career prospects.

What you will learn

  • Commercial knowledge and skills
  • Practical influencing skills and techniques
  • Pitching and presentation skills
  • Networking with business and industry representatives
  • Networking with researchers across the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership

The challenge will be held in six 2 hour online sessions (10:00 – 12:00) over three weeks:

  • Tuesday 13th October
  • Friday 16th October
  • Tuesday 20th October
  • Friday 23rd October
  • Tuesday 27th October
  • Friday 30th October

Due to stipulations from the funder, the primary audience for these sessions is social science doctoral students and early career researchers.

There are a limited number of spaces available. Please complete an Expression of Interest Form to be considered.