ThinkBIG
Workshop 2022

Supporting researchers to think up big, innovative, and impactful research ideas

Workshop dates November 2022

Open to researchers in MDHS, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Engineering and IT

Workshop 1:  

16th

3:30-5:00pm

Workshop 2:  

23rd

 3:30-5:00pm

Workshop 3:  

30th

 3:30-5:00pm

followed by drinks/nibbles

Hybrid delivery

On campus at the Ian Potter Auditorium (Kenneth Myer Building) and online via Zoom

 

About

Supporting researchers to think up big, innovative, and impactful research ideas

What is ThinkBIG ?

ThinkBIG aims is to bring together early-mid career researchers (EMCRs) from MDHS, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Engineering and IT at The University of Melbourne to ignite ideas and create innovative ways to develop big, bold research questions that have the potential for great impact. Although the series is aimed at, and organised by, EMCRs, anyone is welcome to attend!

ThinkBIG involves three workshops across three weeks in November. In the first workshop, attendees will hear from guest speakers who will share their experiences, tips, and tricks in developing big innovative research ideas. The second workshop will focus on how to craft a concise, accessible, and engaging short research pitch. The final workshop will involve a pitch competition where EMCRs will pitch their own BIG idea to an expert panel.

Anyone is welcome to attend (including PhD students and non-EMCRs) , but only EMCRs in MDHS, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Engineering and IT are able to enter the pitch competition.

Your chance to pitch your BIG innovative research idea and WIN!

Winners of the BIG pitch will share in a

 

$10,000 prize pool

Trophies

Workshops

Workshop

1

How to think BIG

November 16th 3:30-5:00pm

Workshop

2

How to pitch your BIG idea

November 23rd 3:30-5:00pm

Workshop

3

The BIG pitch 

November 30th 3:30-5:00pm, with drinks/nibbles to follow

 

The Venue

Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building

The University of Melbourne

Parkville campus

Attendance will also be possible via Zoom

For further information please email Dr Belinda Lawford (belinda.lawford@unimelb.edu.au)