Take part in RIC-KIs anniversary competition

RIC-KI – the collaborative research platform from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences – is turning one, and to celebrate they are running a competition for the best new research ideas from Loughborough University researchers listed in the themes of health, wellbeing and sport.

The RIC-KI website details a range of topical and innovative research ideas that Idea Inventors wish to share with the worldwide scientific community as potential collaborative research projects. Potential research collaborators then complete the online expression of interest form and the RIC-KI support team connect both parties.

There are now almost 300 members from over 100 institutions across 24 countries. RIC-KI members have submitted 50 ideas, with 17 new collaborative research projects already underway and further partnerships currently under consideration.

A range of research ideas ready for collaboration can be viewed on the RIC-KI website, where you can also sign up for a free account. If you’re not sure that your research idea is ready to be listed, contact the team by emailing ric-ki@mailbox.lboro.ac.uk and they will be happy to discuss your idea with you.

There are five prizes available for ideas which demonstrate innovation: a £100 voucher for the best idea, alongside two £75 and two £50 vouchers.

To enter the competition, complete the online form and you will be automatically entered.

Terms and conditions

  • The final decision rests with the RIC-KI team
  • Ideas must be submitted by 11.59pm (GMT), 16 January 2023
  • Ideas can also be submitted via email to ric-ki@mailbox.lboro.ac.uk upon request
  • Winners will be informed by email from the week commencing 23 January 2023
  • Prizes will be distributed within one month of the winners being announced
  • The competition is open to Loughborough University (including Loughborough University London) academics, researchers and doctoral students
  • A maximum of two ideas can be submitted per person; further ideas can be listed on the RIC-KI website but will not be eligible for the draw