Training opportunity/ promotion: NERC Environment YES scheme

Environment YES is an innovative scheme for early career researchers in environmental science. Its aim is to increase entrepreneurial awareness in the environmental science community. The course is free to RO’s and participants.

NERC students are particularly encouraged to participate.

The scheme is run as a competition: teams of early-career researchers attend a three-day workshop where they are given training and guidance on innovation, business and how to commercialise their research.

At the end of the three-day workshop, teams pitch their ideas for an imaginary environmental start-up company in competition with each other. The winning teams from each workshop are invited to a final where they compete for a prize of £1000.

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The competition is free and NERC will cover travel and subsistence costs for participants attending the workshops and final.

Teams of early career researchers can be formed across departments/ disciplines and across Universities.

More details and an application form can be found at:

www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/schemes/yes/
Contact: Dr Michal Jane Filtness, “Filtness, Michal J.” <milt@nerc.ac.uk>
NERC Senior Science Programmes Officer: Postgraduate Trainin

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