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Impact Lecture! – Tuesday 23 April

‘Transistors, Mini Skirts and Global Warming’ – Research with Impact and Its Commercialisation

Tuesday 23rd April, 3.30 pm, venue tbc.

The issue of Impact is rising steadily in the consciousness of Researchers, PIs and University Management. The UK has become the World Leader in ‘Impact studies’ (there are over 270 listed on the RCUK web-site), but few people feel confident writing about impact. We know what impact can be once we’ve achieved it, but what can we say about it in advance of a research project?

The University Graduate College is pleased to welcome Dr Kevin Parker who has been working in the field of knowledge transfer and researcher development for 20 years, during which time he has helped over 250 nascent projects and helped them articulate their impact. In this talk, he shares the key intellectual tools he uses when assessing impact, and points out the wide variety of opportunities to achieve impact in the complex world of the 21st century.

This talk will be of interest to anyone:

- currently grappling with, or contemplating, the ‘Impact Section’ of a research proposal

- at the early stages of a knowledge transfer or commercialisation project

- about to start a job-search or who would like to become more ‘employable’

Find out more and book a place here.

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