Take Off: Why societal impact?
- Date: –08:45
- Location: Hubben, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 38 in Uppsala Science Park
- Organiser: Uppsala University Innovation
- Contact person: Hillevi Englund
Have breakfast with Uppsala University Innovation and at the same time build your skills to improve impact.
This is the first of six breakfast seminars in the "Take Off" series on accelerating the impact of research in society. The seminar series is open to PhD students, postdocs and researchers in all disciplines.
Why societal impact?
Why would you as a researcher consider to put your knowledge to use outside of academia? And how could it be done?
The Swedish higher education act states that ”Universities’ responsibilities include collaboration with the surrounding society and informing the public about their activities to make sure that research results are utilized”. How can this be done and how can your research benefit from such activities? In this seminar we will provide you with examples of research utilisation and discuss how your ability to clearly describe the potential impact of your research will put you in a better position when applying for grants from Vinnova, Forte, Formas and VR, but also H2020 and ERC. What is more, you will get a first glimpse of what an impact journey can look like.
About Take Off
The seminar series - Take Off - includes six seminars, every other week from 18 March to 27 May 2020. You will learn about key aspects of creating impact, beyond publications. The seminars will give you a step-by-step introduction to the concept of impact, and provide you with tools for defining the potential impact of your research. In addition, you will learn how to successfully communicate the impact of your research and what support is available to help you on your journey towards impact.