UBC Centre for Hip Health & Mobility Trainee Day brings experts together to advise on how to make money as a researcher and fosters multidisciplinary collaboration
At UBC’s Centre for Hip Health & Mobility Trainee Day, a multidisciplinary panel of experts informed trainees on how to translate their research into industry and practice, with an emphasis on making money! Representatives from Mitacs, SPARC, e@UBC, UILO, as well as a clinician researcher provided tips such as:
1) Knowing your audience for successful grant writing
2) Engaging the invention office early when you have an idea because they can facilitate the legal and marketing processes
3) Networking with healthcare professionals to inform them of your research, which may open knowledge translation opportunities
Trainees also had the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams to brainstorm an innovative method to foster healthy aging in a hackathon-style team building activity. The winning team proposed that older adults with mobility concerns receive a swipe card at traffic lights, which would give them more time to safely cross the street. Trainees received $10 gift cards for developing this novel idea, which would promote independence, safety, and physical activity.
This informative morning helped trainees explore how to make money as a researcher and provided a space for networking and brainstorming innovative ideas across disciplines. If you would like to contribute to the CHHM trainee team, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org