The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is inviting applications for participation in a revolutionary sandpit workshop in the autumn (PDF, 550Kb) looking for innovative approaches to shake up conventional thinking about institutional long-term care.
The aim of this sandpit is to bring together a varied group of up to 25 individuals from across the UK with the expectation that they work together to develop radical, risky and novel ideas that can then be developed into full proposals for industry led Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) projects. Academics can be fully involved as sub-contractors in the proposals. Following the sandpit the TSB will be awarding up to £2.4 million in such projects.
The TSB is keen to attract innovative thinkers from across the full range of academic disciplines, for example, management and business studies, sociology, economics, geography, legal studies, anthropology, social policy, engineering, design, ICT, maths or creative arts.
The five-day sandpit will be held 16-20 September 2013. You can apply from 8 April 2013. The deadline for applications is noon 12 June 2013. Briefings events for potential applicants will be held in Edinburgh, Leeds and London.
Further information can be found on the TSB website