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Opportunity profile: Catapults offer fling outside academia

The Catapult network’s Researchers in Residence scheme is for academics looking to gain exposure to business, Nafeesa Dajda, head of partnerships and engagement at the Satellite Applications Catapult, tells Ben Upton.

Nafeesa’s top tips

  • Demonstrate how your proposal fits with the strategy of the Catapult that you are applying to.
  • Highlight the importance of access to business to your project.
  • Make sure your impact statement goes beyond academic impact.
  • Display a willingness to engage with a busy, non-academic environment.

After a successful pilot round, the UK’s network of Catapult Centres has opened a call for researchers in residence, with at least 60 resident positions available. There are 12 themes for applicants to focus on, with seven of the Catapult Centres participating.

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