Every Formula 1 race is a momentous challenge that must be met with precision and intelligence. From race strategy to intricate mechanics, each team has a relentless drive to succeed, collaborating to reach a technological pinnacle. And win.
We believe that these values deliver results in the laboratory as well as on the racetrack. We encourage dementia researchers to adopt the Formula 1 mindset and give them the opportunities to do so, shaking up the status quo and accelerating progress. Dyson, Red Bull Racing and McLaren work with RAD Fellows and RAD Associates sharing their problem-solving techniques, research technologies and open minds.
Dr Claire Durrant
It’s more than funding. Our pioneering support package inspired by high-performance Formula 1 and the word’s most inventive companies, maximizes the potential of each RAD-backed researcher. We guide them on leadership, communication, teamwork and management. Our goal is to help these bright minds fast-track dementia research and become leaders in their field.
Industrial collaborations show what pace of change is possible for teams with the right mindset. RAD researchers gain first-hand exposure to innovative organisations like Red Bull Racing, McLaren and Dyson.
Raw talent can be fast-tracked to greater success with mentoring. We match researchers with supportive mentors from Formula 1, broader industry and professional services. The goal is to provide an alternative perspective from beyond the medical research world.
We guide our researchers understand and adapt their lifestyle habits (nutrition, exercise and sleep) to help them meet – and stretch – their ambitions. This includes an individual programme with the world-leading coaching company, Hintsa. Driven by science and guided by people, the methods Hintsa shares with our researchers are road tested in the world’s most challenging business and sports environments.