What are Innovation Placements?
DiRAC Innovation Placements are an exciting opportunity for businesses, startups, UKRI partners and deep technology companies to work with DiRAC on a joint project involving the use of innovative approaches, including advanced AI/ML techniques.
Previous topics have included working on:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Surrogate Models
- Machine Learning
- High-Performance Computing
Thanks to our STFC funded scheme, organisations will benefit from the skills of the next generation of early career researchers (PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers) primarily from the areas of Particle Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology, Solar Physics and Planetary Science, Astro-particle Physics, and Nuclear Physics.
We invite data scientists and artificial intelligence experts, dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced today through the use of data. The project could involve data held by the organisation or open-source data and the project will be designed around addressing challenges using the specialist skills of DiRAC researchers to provide useful insight.
Benefits for Organisations
This is a unique opportunity for organisations that want to innovate and undertake technical projects with an early career researcher (PhD student or Postdoctoral researcher) and provide them access to industry-led challenges to exercise their expertise and skills.
Taking part in this scheme means that you will be working with someone who has up to date knowledge and skills which may be relevant to your organisation. You will gain an injection of new expertise and skills to assist on a specific project or provide specialist skills and knowledge. The best innovations can come from someone from outside your organisation who will bring a different perspective on your challenge.
You may also find that you improve your future recruitment by raising your profile among the next generation of graduates. And you will be giving someone a chance to put their new skills to good use, delivering a positive impact for you and a great experience for them to refer to in interviews for future roles.
How to get involved
Industry and Technology partners
Are you from Industry and want to find out more about how to get involved in DiRAC’s Innovation Placement Programme? Email Anushka Sharma AS1300@leicester.ac.uk to book a meeting to find out how to get involved.