In early December, CRUK Innovation grant award holders came together with representatives from across CRUK, other funders, researchers and stakeholders for the first Innovation Showcase. During the showcase, award holders presented their findings from cancer prevention projects funded through the first round of Innovation Workshops held in early 2014 based on ‘Harder to Reach Groups’.
These innovation workshops are a unique approach to funding population research at CRUK – 25 participants over three days exploring cancer challenges, building new collaborations and thinking outside the box to develop a pitch for a research project that’s potentially funded on the spot. You can read more about this exciting new funding approach here.
The showcase was a great success, demonstrating that this novel seed-funding approach builds multidisciplinary collaborations, encourages innovation and accelerates progress to help us beat cancer sooner. Take a look at the summary report for the Innovation Showcase here.
In our first issue of 2016, an update from Obesity Action Scotland on sugar, the benefits of Dryathlon and the confessions of a pedestrian, as well as the usual breakdown of cancer prevention research and news from the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network.