Agenda setting workshops
In Autumn 2009 the original dot.rural societal challenge areas held Agenda Setting Workshops where input was received from potential future users of the research; this included identifying priorities and exploring potential projects aligning to those priorities. The format of each Agenda Setting Workshop was modeled on aspects of the EPSRC sandpit and ‘unconference’ participant-driven meeting approaches. Techniques employed during the workshops included fishbowl conversations, lightning talks and a world cafe session. A total of 133 individuals participated in these residential events across a range of sectors.
Accessibility & Mobilities Challenge Workshop
August 24-25 2009, Edinburgh. The priorities identified during the event were: trip planning and behaviour; business models for accessibility and mobility; virtual organisations for micro-business logistics; and Intelligent vehicles
Healthcare Challenge Workshop
September 17-18 2009, Glasgow. The priorities identified during the event were: Chronic disease management; wellbeing and early detection; emergency care provision; and Technology and ageing.
Natural Resource Conservation Workshop
September 28 2009, Edinburgh. The priorities identified during the event were: Harnessing local knowledge to assess natural resources; animal movement monitoring and collaborative management systems; facilitating information to motivate sustainable land manager behaviour; and use of real time data to alert/inform different groups.
Enterprise & Culture Workshop
October 12-13 2009, Edinburgh. The priorities identified during the event were: Culture, heritage and tourism; building communities; and developing and sustaining rural enterprise.