Spotlight on the Project T.E.A.M.
The QUASAR Group Project T.E.A.M. (Training, Education, Administration, Management) deals with large international projects in accelerator science. It specializes in communication, dissemination and outreach to maximize the impact of projects. Since 2008, the T.E.A.M. has been in charge of more than 30 M€ of research funding, collaborating with over 100 institutions and companies from more than 30 different countries. Our stats speak for themselves.
Who we are
The T.E.A.M. is an experienced project management and implementation team at the University of Liverpool, based at the Cockcroft Institute on the campus of Daresbury Laboratory in the UK. Established by Professor Carsten P Welsch in 2008, the T.E.A.M. has extensive experience in the specific needs of large scale collaborations and is responsible for the day-to-day management of research and training projects, partner contracts, science communication and outreach.
What we do
Project management and implementation – We offer assistance in all stages of the project cycle: from grant application to final reporting, including project planning, budget and finance, network building, and progress monitoring. With a broad knowledge of the different UK and European funding schemes and financial rules, we ensure success and maximum impact of projects.
The T.E.A.M. has been coordinator of 5 European Research and Training Networks and one STFC Centre for Doctoral Training. In combination, we have overseen the training of more than 100 Early Stage Researchers: DITANET (Beam Diagnostics), oPAC (Optimization of Particle Accelerators), LA3NET (Laser Applications at Accelerators), OMA (Optimization of Medical Accelerators), AVA (Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics) and LIV.DAT (Data Intensive Science).
Communication and dissemination – We are specialized in communication and dissemination of research projects and their outcomes to maximize their impact on the wider scientific community, policy makers, and the general public. We provide a strategic approach to communication, with a strong presence in social media and a wide range of dissemination channels and promotional materials for diverse audiences. Individual events we have organized have reached audiences of more than 1 Million people. The T.E.A.M. has been in charge of communication and dissemination of more than 10 international collaborations.
A dedicated stand at IPAC’19, promoting the many accelerator projects the T.E.A.M. has been involved in.
Event organization – We organize international conferences, workshops, training events, and symposia for a broad range of audiences, from a few dozen to several hundreds of delegates. For example, we have developed novel ‘researcher skills’ schools for early stage researchers. These schools have been recognized by the European Commission as ‘best practice’ for providing future generations of scientists and engineers with highly relevant skills. We have also successfully organized project administration training days for institutions across Europe. Since its foundation, the T.E.A.M. has organized more than 50 (inter)national events.
Almost 1,000 researchers and industrialists from across Europe, university students and high school children participated in the Symposium “Particle Colliders – Accelerating Innovation”, that took place in Liverpool in March 2019.
Outreach – An important part of our mission is to engage the general public with cutting edge research and to inspire the next generation of accelerator experts. The T.E.A.M. has designed and carried out outreach activities for children of different ages, including highly innovative science demonstrations. We organize outreach events for a variety of audiences in the form of engaging talks, lab visits, open days, workshops and symposia.
Outreach activities for hundreds of high school children at the “Particle Colliders – Accelerating Innovation” Symposium.
Business Development – We encourage the involvement of industry in our research by being a supportive partner in accessing the university’s research capabilities and intellectual property. The T.E.A.M. acts as a broker between the University and external organisations, and recognizes the value industrial expertise brings to a research project.
We work with industry and public sector organizations to support the commercialization of research outputs, including proof of concept studies, pilot projects and manage technology transfer projects to completion to ensure they are effectively implemented in an industry setting. We have the expertise to identify the most appropriate funding mechanism to suit the type and needs of our external partners.
Industry exhibition and Co-Innovation Workshop at the ACC in Liverpool.
The T.E.A.M. has outstanding expertise in research project coordination, management and communication. As a partner, we can make our joint projects stronger and more impactful. Please get in touch to find out more about our expertise and services.
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