A new model for applied environmental research? Agile Initiative Showcase

How can we do more and better cutting-edge, rapid, impact-focussed research while meeting the needs of policy makers? This event will address this question, as well as showcase the current Agile sprint teams’ research.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Oxford University mobilised teams of the best researchers from different academic disciplines, working together with decision-makers, practitioners, funders, private companies and publishers. We pushed the boundaries of traditional academic research to deliver excellent research to tackle a public health emergency, and we did it fast.

How can we do the same in response to the environmental emergencies the world is facing? This is precisely what the Agile Initiative at the Oxford Martin School was set up to do. This showcase event will explore the work of Agile, and similar efforts at Oxford, as well taking the view of key research users, and considering the broader trends facing impactful, rapid, cutting-edge research. On 22nd November we will bring together researchers and decision makers from the University of Oxford and beyond to explore the state-of-the-art and future of agile impact-focussed research.