ADS Highlights Event

On Thursday 10th December 2020, ADS will host its annual Highlights Event. This year will include a keynote from Elissa Redmiles, research highlights from our academic and industry partners and we will announce the winners of the inaugural ADS Thesis Awards. The event will be hosted online, register here.

The ADS Highlights Event 2020 – 10th December at 15:30

The event includes keynote speakers, an update on ADS from our director, Lynda Hardman, 4 min. pitches from the ADS Gold Partners and the announcement of the ADS Thesis Award winners. In 2019, ADS had a special end of year Highlights event to celebrate its five year anniversary.

The ADS Thesis Awards

In 2020, the ADS Thesis Awards are introduced for BSc and MSc students. Both categories have two awards each (a total of four awards), where at least one of the winners (out of the two) in both, BSc and MSc categories must be a woman or someone from an underrepresented minority. The winners of the awards will receive a cash prize sponsored by ElsevierProsus and ADS, as well as present their thesis work at the ADS Highlights Event.

ADS Research Coupons

At the 2019 Highlights Event, ADS announced it would be awarding up to five Research Coupons to help forge new public-private research partnerships. Read about the four successful proposals. This year, there will be five more Research Coupons up for grabs! Given it’s so difficult to network, ADS will be helping with the match-making.  Fill out the match-making form with your research interests for the chance to receive a €5000 research coupon to hire a research assistant for one year.


8th January 2021: Submit match-making form
12th Feb 2021: Submit the collaboration proposal
26th Feb 2021: ADS announces the successful applications


15:30 ADS Introduction & Highlights
15:40 Keynote: Elissa Redmiles
16:10 Partner Pitches
16:30 Break
16:40 Partner Pitches
17:04 ADS Thesis Awards
17:22 Thank You & Goodbye
17:30 End

Check out the events page for more details.

Archive of previous ADS Highlights Events

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016