Nesta predicts what’s to come in 2020 – Every year, we predict the latest trends, social movements and technological breakthroughs.

At a time when many see the future as a threat more than a promise, our predictions show how we can bend the future in new, hopeful directions. This year, in particular, our glimpse into the future covers some of the major challenges of our time.

Will the climate crisis push us to take action and save the planet? How could drone technology be used in innovative ways? And what kind of trade union do modern work forces need?

Events – 20 March: Our one-day festival of the future is back. For 2020, we’re bringing together the artistic installations, performances, talks and debates that help you explore what you may need to build a survival kit for the future. Confirmed speakers include Richard Ayoade, the writer, director, actor, presenter and comedian; eco-activist and Guardian columnist George Monbiot; Extinction Rebellion co-founder Gail Bradbrook; and women’s rights activist Elif Shafak.  Click here for details.



About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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