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

When Jan 20, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where The Old Library, Emmanuel College
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Date: Wednesday 20 January
Venue: The Old Library, Emmanuel College
Time: Arrive 6pm for 6.30pm start followed by a drink reception
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?


Places are limited and confirmations will be sent out by email in due course. To apply to take part please send an email to by Friday 15 January with the following details:

Research topic or Project Title:

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