EPSRC IAA Festival 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
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
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 – [email protected].