Preparing the Roadmap: "Prioritising cross-disciplinary training needs with industry" An X-Net workshop report
This workshop was part of the X-Net’s series of workshops to deliver on their goal to remove barriers for researchers crossing disciplines in the biomedical sciences. The main aims of this workshop were: i. explore how academia does, or does not, currently provide industry hires with sufficient interdisciplinary skills to perform roles in this sector, and ii. via X-Net’s future Roadmap, influence UKRI’s future training strategy. The workshop was designed around two themes and several key questions, and aimed to involve scientists from companies (big and SME) to present their views on what is required from academia to smooth the transition of staff from universities to interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary projects in industry. X-Net’s goal was to include their input to X-Net’s roadmap and thereby transfer industry’s views to funders and policy makers.