Tuesday, 3 November 2015

The Inaugural CATCH Networking Lunch was a great success on Friday 26 October. Approx 40 academics, researchers and professional services staff networked at the event.

CATCH researches, develops, evaluates and implements new technologies to enable people to live well and age well. Through our research, we want to empower people to have choice and be able to self-manage their conditions through the use of technology.
We bring together and coordinate the activities of over 50 academics, across 14 departments and five faculties at the University of Sheffield, including healthcare scientists, engineers, psychologists, computer scientists, architects, and social scientists.
Many of our academics and researchers took advantage of our inaugural networking lunch to catch up with other members and discuss collaboration and innovation over a tempting selection of buffet food.
Prof Mark Hawley, Centre Director of CATCH, opened the event with a reintroduction of CATCH to the network. 

Dr Mel Knight, Interdisciplinary Research Manager from Research & Innovation Services, gave an informative talk about how to hook up with the right crowd. IMG_4491
Finally, Simon Butler, Centre Manager for CATCH, started a discussion with the attendees about what they might want future networking lunches to look like.

Simon Butler said “this was a great first networking lunch. There was a real buzz in the room and lots of networking was happening. We look forward to the next lunch in November”.
The next networking lunch, open to all CATCH members and their researchers, will be on Monday 16 November at 12:15PM in Mappin Hall. Please contact Laura Murray (l.murray@sheffield.ac.uk) to find out more details and to register.

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