Thinking Imaginatively about Impact – Presentation


Thinking Imaginatively about Impact: Transistors, Mini-Skirts & Global Warming

A presentation is being held regarding the do’s and don’t’s of writing about ‘Impact and Innovation’, and will be an ideal opportunity learn more about what is required of an ‘Impact’ statement.

Anyone who interacts with the Research Councils, the EU,  and other funders will have come across terms like ‘Impact’ and ‘Innovation’. Major grant applications are not being approved due to deficiencies in the ‘Impact’ section. Among researchers there is sometimes a wariness about the whole idea of ‘Impact’, and a confusion regarding what it really means. The talk will be given by a consultant specialising in Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, and will offer a systematic approach to ‘Impact’, identifying the ‘benefits’ and placing them in the context of ‘opportunities’, alongside offering practical advice about how to write about scientific concepts in a clear way. Minconceptions regarding impact will also be tackled, particularly the statements “It’s all about commercial outcomes” and “that its only relevant for STEM (science technology engineering and maths)” subjects. Lunch will be provided.

Date: 9th December 2014
12:30 – 13:30
Lecture theatre, Pitt Rivers Museum

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