Impact Festival 13-17 Nov 2023 – Launch of Program

As highlighted at the Faculty Forum this week, the University’s Research Impact Festival Program is now available.

Chancellery Research and Enterprise will host international impact expert Dr David Phipps as part of the Festival, with opportunities for staff and students to directly engage with David on a range of research impact topics across the week, including focused impact strategy development workshops for all faculties.

In addition, University impact specialists will be hosting a series of ‘satellite’ events to showcase and explore the concept of research impact across different disciplines, including:

  • The Faculty of Fine Arts & Music will host a week-long series of creative arts seminars, including Performance as Protest, and an overview of creative practice that exemplifies research in action (Left Write Hook) that transitioned from traditional academic publications to media interviews, podcasts, a book, a feature documentary and now a start-up charity that runs pioneering writing and boxing programs, empowering victim-survivors.
  • Research Innovation & Commercialisation (RIC) will host a number of events, including Commercialisation for Impact: Speed Networkingproviding an opportunity to connect with your RIC Support Crew and to explore how commercialisation pathways could allow you to translate your research for impact, and Exploring Social Purpose Ventures, which will explore how researchers from Education, Fine Arts & Music and Medicine are using social-purpose ventures to create scalable and sustainable social change from their research.
  • Library Services will be running demonstrations of the University’s new impact training tool, Emerald Impact Services, which is freely available to all staff and students. Faculty discipline experts will also be on hand to help you identify other impact-related tools available to support your next grant application.

On Wednesday 15 November, the University will also host The Future of Impact Research Symposium, which aims to explore the research impact landscape.

Designed for the local research community, this all-day, in-person event will explore a range of important topics in discussion with leading local and global research impact experts, that are pertinent to the evolution of research impact within Australia.

Registrations for the Symposium are open and free, but places are limited!