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  The Impact of Space Technologies on Terrestrial Industries


   Glasgow School for Business and Society

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  Prof David Edgar  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Glasgow Caledonian University, The Glasgow School for Business and Society

Glasgow School for Business and Society | Glasgow Caledonian University | Scotland, UK (gcu.ac.uk)

Project reference number: GSBS/004/Edgar/Self 

Supervisory Team

Director of Studies: Prof David Edgar

Email: [Email Address Removed]

GCU Research Online URL: (essential)  https://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/en/persons/david-edgar

2nd Supervisor: To be confirmed

Background

The University is pleased to announce an exciting PhD studentship opportunity within the RISE (Research into the Space Economy) research Group (https://www.gcu.ac.uk/aboutgcu/academicschools/gsbs/research/research-into-the-space-economy3) focusing on the impact of space technologies on terrestrial industries. This project would examine how the transfer and application of space technologies to terrestrial industries can drive innovation, efficiency, and economic growth. It would involve identifying specific space-derived technologies and their potential applications in various sectors, such as agriculture, telecommunications, and energy. The research would also evaluate the factors that influence the successful adoption and commercialization of these technologies, as well as the implications for industry competitiveness and sustainability.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor David Edgar and contribute to a growing body of research in the space economy. The project will involve:

•            Conducting a comprehensive literature review on the transfer and application of space technologies to terrestrial industries.

•            Identifying specific space-derived technologies and their potential applications in various sectors.

•            Evaluating the factors that influence the successful adoption and commercialization of space technologies in terrestrial industries.

•            Assessing the implications of space technology transfer for industry competitiveness and sustainability.

•            Developing recommendations for fostering the diffusion and application of space technologies to terrestrial industries and identifying potential barriers and opportunities

How to Apply

This project is available as a 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time PhD study programme with expected start date of 02 October 2023.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the research supervisors for the project before applying.

Applicants are required to provide a detailed research proposal as part of the application process.  Applicants should submit a research proposal (1,000-1,500 words) outlining your approach to the project, including research questions, methodology, and expected outcomes.

Guidance on Writing a PhD Research Proposal is available at  Prospective students | Glasgow Caledonian University | Scotland, UK (gcu.ac.uk)

Candidates should have a minimum of a first degree (2:1 or higher) and/or a Masters degree.

Please note that emails to the supervisory team or enquires submitted via the project advert do not constitute formal applications; applicants should apply using the on our Application Process page by choosing Business Management and an October 2023 start date. Please quote the project reference number: GSBS/004/Edgar/Self on your application.

Please send any other enquires regarding your application to: [Email Address Removed]

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