EPSRC IAA Festival 2022

Euan Donohue
Tuesday 22 February 2022

The Impact Festival is an annual event organised by EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) holders in Scotland, who are committed to delivering jointly funded initiatives, particularly in the areas of networking, training, culture change and dual funding of IAA projects where active collaborations between institutions exist.

Primarily aimed at staff from the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, and Strathclyde, the festival is an opportunity to connect with fellow researchers and discuss a range of impact-related topics.

The festival is taking place Tuesday 22nd March at The Studio in Glasgow.

Registration for the festival can be found via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iaa-impact-festival-2022-tickets-227751259147.

This year, alongside several plenary sessions, the festival is offering a wide variety of workshops in the following areas:

RI, E&DI and Sustainability

Prof. Rafaelle Ocone (Herriot-Watt University) – Responsible Technology and Innovation

Jillian Couto (Pheonix Consulting) – Understanding Responsible Innovation

Richard Malham (University of St Andrews) – Understanding Ethics: The Principles

Dr Jeff Kettle (University of Glasgow) – Sustainable engineering –  considering the waste produced by products and the creation of a circular economy Sustainability

Dr Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay (University of Glasgow) – E&DI

Routes to Impact

Dr David Johnson (University of Glasgow) – Who Engages and Why? Academic Engagement in Commercial Activity

Lissa Herron (Converge Challenge) – Practical Impacts of Research

Morven Fraser-Walther (University of Glasgow) – Social Enterprise

Isabel Fletcher (University of Edinburgh) – Working across disciplines to address societal challenges

Researcher Development

Jamie McCallum (Skillsfluence) – Communicating your Research

Dr Jamie Gallagher – Engaging with the Public

David Nugent (Elucidare) – Identifying Intellectual Property: From Ideas to Innovation and Investment

Plenary sessions

Andrew Bissell – CEO from Sunamp will speak about the history and long-term partnership between Sunamp and The University of Edinburgh, exploring how innovative collaborations between industry and academia can enhance the impact journey.

Olga Kozlova – Director of Innovation and Industry Engagement at the University of Strathclyde will discuss the importance of entrepreneurial mindset in modern academia, providing an insight into a journey of an entrepreneurial scientist and how different types of research commercialisation could support delivery societal and economic impact.

Click here for more information on the festival – https://impactfestival.hw.ac.uk/

The Impact Team is providing free coach transport to the event from St Andrews. If anyone would like a place, please contact the Impact Team – impact@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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