Every year, the Carlsberg Foundation’s postdocs are invited to the Foundation’s home for a networking day. The day gives grant recipients from different research fields and academic disciplines the opportunity to come together for an informal, inspiring day that includes talks on topics such as research life, career planning and scientific communication, practical exercises and networking over an end-of-day beer. The series of speakers offer the participating researchers information and advice on careers, international study trips, handling the press and presenting their research to journalists. The networking day also provides an opportunity for academic sharing and sparring across natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. It is also therefore a small but important step towards a more cross-disciplinary research environment.