Video transcript: Time and Space - The Story of a Successful Collaboration (Short)

Transcript for the video embedded on the Horizons Institute Get involved page.


[A person opens up a red plastic lunchbox – inside is a dragonfly. The footage cuts to a group of researchers in a field with some equipment].

[Voiceover:] Scientists at the University of Leeds are developing a pioneering technique that allows them to monitor insects I the air using weather radars as part of a research project called bio da. 

[A series of photos appear: a close up of the researchers setting up their equipment, some computer screen in a laboratory, a large satellite dish, computer screens and a bee on a flower].

This is their story of developing a successful interdisciplinary research project. 

[Photos show a bee in a glass tube and a diagram relating to a bee].

[Footage of three researchers sat around a table in a building on the University campus, with cups on the table].

One of them says: I feel like the more connections you can have one more different levels brings the whole university together and that's what it is doing.

A second person says: yeah I think you're right any more connections we have between departments and faculties I think the stronger we get at University and I think their crucible starting to break down some of those silos.

The third person says: The link between the people was Crucible-instrumented. We would have bumped into some each other somewhere but we wouldn't have sat down and had that conversation about research. So no, this will definitely not happen without Crubible. 

The first person says: and having the ability to go out and have a little project - a pilot project - and having something to work towards together having something - that physically concrete view, I think that was key.

[The others nod in agreement].


[Text says: Time and space, the story of a successful collaboration.]