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The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) ECR Summer Showcase 2023 will be taking place at Aston University this summer. The ERA ECR Summer Showcase is designed to give PhD students, and post-docs at the beginning of their researcher journey, an opportunity to show off their fantastic research whilst helping them develop their interpersonal and communication skills in a welcoming and friendly environment. 

Enter the Summer Showcase Competitions

This year there will be two competitions at the summer showcase with a first prize of £100 each!

Doctoral researchers lightening presentations: Using one PowerPoint slide and/or one object doctoral researchers will explain their research in 60 seconds or less! All summer showcase delegates may enter this competition. Judging panel will consist of ERA academics and industry experts.

Net Zero in pictures: A gallery of selected photographs will be displayed during the Net Zero Doctoral Showcase event and on the ERA website. You do not need to attend the summer showcase to enter this competition, but it would be fantastic if you could.

Can you use your smartphone or tablet to take an interesting or thought-provoking photograph based on the theme “Net-Zero in Pictures”? Or would you like to showcase how you research into Net-Zero via a photograph> Then enter our “Net-Zero in Pictures” competition. It would be great to see some photos of your labs, workspace, field trails or anything else that encompasses your research.

How to enter

Interpret the theme “Net-Zero in Pictures” in any way you see fit, take a photo using a smartphone or tablet and email your pictures to by 12.00 noon on Monday 10 July 2023. Please include “Net-Zero In Pictures” in the subject line of your email and remember to include your name and a caption in the body of the email: who / what, where and when should be enough. You can enter up to three images, please send each image in a separate email or make it clear which image belongs to which caption. A gallery of selected photographs will be displayed during the Net Zero Doctoral Showcase event and on the ERA website. Please remember, when taking your photos, do not endanger yourself or others, take unnecessary risks or infringe any laws, and if your photo involves taking a picture of a person, please receive permission before taking the image.

Provisional Programme:

Time Activity
09:30-10:00 Registration, tea and coffee
10:00-10:30 Welcome + ice-breaker
10:30-11:15 Communicating your research workshop
11:15-12:00 Mapping the ERA research skills / knowledge workshop
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:00 Funding opportunities for researchers
14:00-14:45 Interdisciplinary collaboration workshop


Getting Policy Influence lecture

Policy Influence breakout session

15:35-15:50 Break
15:50-16:40 Industrial perspectives on energy research – view from a corporate world. Panel discussion
16:40-17:20 Doctoral researchers lightening presentations
17:20-17:35 Prize giving
17:40-18:30 Networking drinks reception
18:30-20:00 FREE Summer Showcase BBQ
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