Free Radicals is testing an interdisciplinary approach to innovation in the universities sector. It focuses on developing innovations for social impact, with the aim of embedding social responsibility into the activities of higher education institutions.
We're particularly interested in testing and analysing how different disciplines can assist each other in the innovation process.
An interdisciplinary team, from science, technology, arts and design sectors, will develop ideas and products in selected areas, with a view to finding solutions to social problems.
This will be achieved by holding six facilitated collaborative workshops, where ideas will be generated and fine-tuned. Outside the workshops, the project team will develop these ideas into commercial concepts.
The project will be delivered by the University of Sheffield, the University of Ulster, the University of the Arts London, and the Helen Storey Foundation.
You can follow the progress of the Free Radicals project through its project blog.