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- The final announcement (PDF, 439KB) is now available
- The final onsite conference programme (PDF, 292KB) is now available - this lists all the oral presentations, symposia and workshops (including the late breaking abstracts)
- The conference handbook (PDF, 1.4MB) is now available
- The book of abstracts (PDF, 2.2MB) is now available
Dragon's Den for Researchers
Breakfast Session, 08.30 - 09.30, Main Auditorium, Wednesday 18 May 2011
In these times of financial austerity never has it been more important for researchers to be able to demonstrate their entrepreneurial credentials. Research is not only about good ideas, robust science, and high impact publications it is about selling ideas and for nurses translating research into improving care. Funding bodies what to know about the potential impact of their investment as well as the quality of the science.
In recognition of this new world, the Research Society, drawing on the popular TV programme Dragon's Den, introduces into the conference programme for the first time in 2011 our own Dragon's Den for Researchers. Like all good institutions Dragon's Den has rules - the pitch, question and answers, opting 'out', offer of investment, and the deal. These rules will provide the architecture for a spirited battle for funding.
Facing a formidable panel, including an international researcher (Professor Margaret Harrison), patient champion (Roswyn Hakesley-Brown), entrepreneur (Susan Hamer) and an editor (Professor Roger Watson), four entrepreneur researchers (Julie Taylor, Andrea Nelson, Laura Serrant-Green, Martin Johnson) will present a bid for interrogation and our panelists will decide whether they wish to invest.
Rhonda Oliver, Managing Director of RCN Publishing Company, will introduce panelists and interview our researcher entrepreneurs.