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This free half-day event on Friday 25 May 2018 aims to enhance understanding of what it means to generate impact from research, beyond academia, and to provide inspiration through the showcasing of projects that have been funded by the University’s EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account over the last five years.

accelerating impact: how your research can make a difference

12:15-17:00, Friday 25 may 2018, oxford university museum of natural history

Innovation and Enterprise: add impact to your research

WHAT IS RESEARCH IMPACT?

HOW CAN YOU GENERATE IMPACT FROM YOUR RESEARCH?

WHY IS RESEARCH IMPACT IMPORTANT?

WHAT FUNDING AND SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE?

 

During the event, the EPSRC’s Impact Manager, Dr Chris Gibson, will highlight why research impact is strategically important to EPSRC. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pose their own questions to, and to discuss research impact with, a panel of senior academics with experience of creating impact from their research, and the EPSRC.

This free conference is for researchers at all career stages, and the professional colleagues who support them. Attendance by Early Career Researchers, including DPhil students, is particularly welcome.

Representatives from Research Services, Oxford University Innovation, and the MPLS Industrial Research Partnerships team, among others, will be available to provide advice and guidance on impact funding opportunities and how to work with external non-academic organisations.

The draft programme is below. To register to attend please visit:https://oxfordimpactconference.eventbrite.co.uk. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This event is provided on a zero-cost basis to attendees, thanks to the generous support of the University of Oxford’s EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

 Please direct any queries to epsrciaa@mpls.ox.ac.uk.

 

Draft Programme

TIME SESSION
12:15 Registration
12:30 Poster session and networking over lunch
13:30

Academic Presentations:

  • PROF BLANCA RODRIGUEZ, COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • STEPHEN KYBERD, OXFORD ROBOTICS INSTITUTE
  • PROF JIM HALL, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE INSTITUTE
14:30

EPSRC Presentation: The Strategic Importance of Research Impact

  • DR NEIL VINER, DIRECTOR, PROGRAMME DELIVERY, EPSRC
14:45

Panel session/Open forum

  • PROF IAN WALMSLEY, PVC (RESEARCH & INNOVATION), PHYSICS
  • PROF ALISON NOBLE, CHAIR - EPSRC IAA STEERING GROUP, ENGINEERING SCIENCE
  • PROF BLANCA RODRIGUEZ, CHAIR - EPSRC IAA PARTNERSHIPS PANEL, COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • PROF KYLIE VINCENT, CHAIR - EPSRC IAA TECHNOLOGY FUND PANEL, CHEMISTRY
  • PROF JIM HALL, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE INSTITUTE
15:30 - 17:00 Networking and refreshments

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