ECR Workshop: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Start Date
04 March 2015
End Date
06 March 2015
University College Dublin, Ireland
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The 2015 workshop for U21's Early Career Researchers.

We are pleased to open nominations and announce dates for the 2015 ECR workshop. The theme for the workshop will be “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” and it will run from 4 to 6 March 2015, hosted by University College Dublin. 


The key objective of this workshop is to increase ECRs’ research capabilities and enhance skills associated with career development in academia.  The workshop will also have a strong focus on networking and gaining an international perspective on the role and career route of researchers.



It is expected that each institution will conduct an internal selection process to identify the most appropriate candidates for attendance. 


Delegates should have gained their doctorate within the last eight years and be employed by a U21 university in a research-related capacity.


Each university may nominate seven early career researchers: three guaranteed and four reserve nominees (who will be offered a place at a later date if spaces are available).  Please contact Gemma Marakas for information on who is running the selection process at your university. 


The deadline for the Secretariat to receive nominations is 23 January 2015.


Hotel accommodation

Colleagues at UCD have negotiated a special rate at a discounted rate at the Mespil Hotel. Delegates should book directly with the hotel, quoting the reference code UCDU030315 when booking.

Contact number: +353 1 488 4600

The rate (bed and breakfast) per night is €96, available from 3 to 6 March.  Outside these dates, other rates apply

Rooms must be booked by 27 January to secure this rate.



With thanks to Fáilte Ireland for their support of this event.

Dr Gemma Marakas