The research group at Imperial College London investigating ‘nanostructured functional materials for energy efficient refrigeration, energy harvesting and production of hydrogen from water’ had many objectives that they aimed to reach via Creativity@home funding. One of these aims was to improve the effectiveness of their research by reviewing the project including key milestones, potential opportunities and anticipated challenges.
The researchers on the ‘Molecular Metal Oxide nanoelectronics’ programme grant at the University of Glasgow aimed to use the Creativity@home funding to plan the use of cheap and configurable robotics explore the digitization of chemical reactions and chemistry.
The research group investigating ‘computer-human interaction research for the design and safe use of interactive medical devices’ (CHI+MED) had the intention of using Creativity@home funding to review and critique existing approaches to interdisciplinary working, as well as identifying and developing radically new techniques and ideas for bridging between the different disciplines represented within the research project.
The ‘Light alloys towards environmentally sustainable transport’ research group at The University of Manchester accepted Creativity@home funding so that they could identify the future strategic development of the research programme. They also aimed to strengthen the management team, whilst integrating creative idea generation and problem solving techniques throughout the life of the programme.
This programme aimed to explore the field of network architecture, protocols and hardware, and to develop a creative thinking process with which to benefit researchers, PhD students, and industrial partners. To this end, the team organised a facilitated workshop to demonstrate a range of problem solving techniques.
This shared programme grant aimed to train researchers in creative problem solving techniques and idea generation in order to efficiently progress with the project work, and to improve the efficiency of project work via the use of virtual world collaboration approaches.
This programme aimed to stimulate creative and adventurous approaches to identify new research opportunities and creative technologies, as well as challenging approaches to specific technical milestones to ensure timely assessment of strategic direction. The hope was that this would encourage postdoctoral researchers to spearhead and take ownership of blue sky-idea generation directly in contact with elite athletes, coaching and support teams.