FUTO RESEARCH SPEED NETWORKING

PREAMBLE

In today’s world with lots of interest, resources and large research funds dedicated specifically to interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research proposals and projects, finding new research partners can be a challenge, especially across disciplines. Moreover, meeting scientists from other disciplines can spark a new research idea or open the door to a solution to a problem that has seemed unfathomable.

Within the framework of the QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE, the Vice Chancellor FUTO, Prof. Chigozie C. Asiabaka, through the Center for Research and International Development (CRID), has initiated the “Research Speed Networking” event, with the aim of stimulating collaborations across Departments and Schools in FUTO.

STRATEGIC GOALS:

1. To create new research partnerships across disciplines, between individual researchers, departments and schools in FUTO.

2. Improve research quality and impact by increasing cross-disciplinary research collaborations.

3. Identify, develop and implement strategically important research partnerships.

4. Increase total research income from external sources.

5. Improve Research training.

Q. 1: What is it Speed Networking?

Research Speed Networking is a speed-dating style exchange of research ideas.

Q. 2: How does Speed Networking work?

Using a rotatory format, each participant will get the opportunity to talk one-on-one with other researchers about their on-going projects and areas of interest. Each round will last 5 minutes, after which, you must rotate to meet another researcher.

Q. 3: What are the benefits of participating in Research Speed Networking?

Meet potential collaborators and exchange ideas about where your research could go next

Q. 4: What is expected of me?

– Prepare a short summary of your research before hand

– Anticipate questions you might receive about your research, such as; what got you interested in your research project? What is the significance of your research? What are the next steps you would take to further your research?

NOTES

1. At a speed networking event you get to meet a lot of people in a very short space of time and the idea is that first impressions count, if you hit it off with someone and feel that you have things in common then you can meet up again later and take more time to build a relationship.

2. Finally, if you feel you have something more to say to someone and that there could be a synergy – make it clear! Now is not the time for polite conversation, be direct and let them know that you would like to have a further meeting and propose a date and time.

PARTICIPANT’S  PROFILE  PAGE

 

NAME:

 

 

 

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OTHER INTERESTS:

1)      What are your main areas of interest

 

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2)    What previous research experience, pilot or awards do you have in this area

 

 

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3)   What expertise are you looking for in a  Research

 

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4)   What can you offer a Research Partner

 

 

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5)   What are your immediate long term Goals for your Research i.e. do you Have a particular Agency or funding opportunity you are considering

 

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