SAGES – Innovation & Impact Workshop
SAGES Review + Co-developing and communicating research effectively to end users
Friday 2 June 2017, 12.30, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen

Delivering real impact from your research requires effective engagement with both the public sector and with businesses, from start ups to multi-national corporations. ECCI’s Innovation team invites SAGEs members to this Innovation & Impact workshop that aims to provide academics with pathways for co-developing and communicating research effectively to various stakeholders from business to policy. Increasingly, end user engagement is a key requirement for any research led funding (e.g. NERC, Horizon 2020) – this workshop will provide an overview of how best to achieve that engagement effectively. There will be a case study and an interactive session to ask questions and share knowledge and ideas.

12.30 ( Lunch provided ) – Update by Dr Brice Rea on SAGES review of the year
13.00 – Making your research matter – ECCI
13.30 – Case study – Scene Consulting
14.00 – REF funding changes and why ‘impact’ matters – ECCI
14.15 – Q&A followed by 1 to 1 ‘Innovation Clinics’ for any SAGES members with Impact/Innovation queries

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation – ECCI brings low carbon leaders and practitioners from business, finance and the public sector together to turn good ideas into reality. They join up forward thinkers to accelerate & catalyse large-scale low carbon projects. And use our network to help companies drive innovation into their supply chains and create new kinds of low carbon products and services.

Scene Consulting – a Social Enterprise focused on strengthening communities through consultancy, research and development of ICT products. They work across the renewable energy and energy access sectors. Founded in Edinburgh in 2011, SCENE have built a reputation as one of Scotland’s foremost community energy organisations, and have an emerging standing as action researchers and product developers in energy access

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