IAA Impact Festival

2018 Impact Festival

This event was organised by the five Scottish Universities of Glasgow, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Heriot Watt and Strathclyde who have been awarded an EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). This event was primarily aimed at early and mid-career researchers and focused on engagement with external partners to expand collaborative working, leading to impact between researchers, academics, industry, charities and Government. 90 delegates from across the five participating universities attended.

The day comprised plenary sessions with speakers from both industry and public bodies and six sessions covering:

  • Maximising your impact
  • Writing for impact
  • Making public engagement count
  • Engaging with Policy Makers
  • Impact and social media
  • Building and sustaining relationships

An 'Impact Gallery' was also set up comprised of projects previously supported by EPSRC IAA, which demonstrated the impact resulting from these projects through a mix of interactive demonstrations and exhibition stands.

This festival was ambitious on many levels, particularly as it was the first time this type event has been undertaken and delivered by several different institutions supported by EPSRC IAA funding.

For further information about the IAA Impact Festival agenda, please contact Keith Dingwall on keith.dingwall@glasgow.ac.uk.