Responsible Innovation Challenge
Responsible Innovation is a cornerstone of the CDT and is embedded at every stage of the students' PhD. Our annual Responsible Innovation Challenges give students the opportunity to take their learning from the taught first year and put it into practice in a real-world scenario.
We run a 3-day annual RI Challenge in which students work in teams with mentors and an external partner to address a data-related challenge in an area of innovation for their external partner. Students are required to participate in a minimum of two Challenges during their time with the CDT.
Each year’s Challenge has a different focus but the common elements are:
- students work in inter-disciplinary cross-cohort teams
- students work with external partners
- students are focused for three days on developing a response to a digital, ethical challenge which they have identified from a scenario presented by their partner