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First Steps in Knowledge Exchange
Plan of the workshop
Next Steps in KE
Housekeeping

Introductions

What is KE (definition and activities)?
When to do KE?
Who is involved in KE?
Why should we get involved?
IMPACT
Next steps
Please discuss in pairs:
What is KE?
invite your audience
to shape your research
question
When to undertake KE?
Acknowledgment
WHy should we undertake KE?
Rob Daley
Scottish Funding Council
Universities Scotland Research Training Sub-Committee
Previous participants
SISTECH (ISSUES)
Eric Hunter
Introductions

Who are you?


What do you hope to gain from this workshop?
What does KE means to you?

P Jensen et al., “
Scientists Who Engage with Society Perform Better Academically
,” Science & Public Policy. 35, no. 7 (2008): 527–542.

Salter, Ammon, Valentina Tartari, Pablo D’Este, and Andy Neely. 2010. The Republic of Engagement Exploring UK Academic Attitudes to Collaborating with Industry and Entrepreneurship. Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM).
What activities KE consists of?
engagement
two way process
continuum
KE activities I have experience of:
(mark on the list)
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KE activities i would like to get involved in:
(mark on the list)
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Who is the audience for my research?
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Who may ultimately benefit from my research?
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How to access my potential audience?
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to inform and improve the quality of your research
to enhance your understanding of research users and their needs
to apply evidence based knowledge to important business or policy issues
Views on impact
RCUK
“Pathways to Impact” focuses on exploring ways to realise the impact of new research.
REF
Recognises and rewards institutions for having achieved impact from past research
getting more information
getting more training
getting more support
exchange knowledge
impact!

more information
Issues project www.urbansustainabilityexchange.org.uk
RCUK KE Portal http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/kei/Pages/home.aspx
Beltane NEtwork http://www.beltanenetwork.org/
“Spinouts, Creating Businesses from University Intellectual Property” by Graham Richards, Harriman House, 2009
Institute for Knoweldge Transfer http://www.ikt.org.uk/
P Jensen et al., “Scientists Who Engage with Society Perform Better Academically,” Science & Public Policy. 35, no. 7 (2008): 527–542. http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/pablo.jensen/spp.pdf
Salter, Ammon, Valentina Tartari, Pablo D'Este and Andy Neely.2010.The Republic of Engagement, Exploring UK Academic Attitudes to Collaborating with Industry and Entrepreneurship. Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM) http://www.aimresearch.org/uploads/File/Publications/Academic%20Publications%202/Republic_of_engagement.pdf
National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement http://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/
The Evolution of the Infrastructure of the Knowledge Exchange System http://www.cbr.cam.ac.uk/pdf/KEInfrastructureFullReport.pdf
More support
Thank you
Can all activities on the list be classified
as KE?
What academics do most often
Who am I?

Katarzyna Przybycien
Public Engagement Co-ordinator
Academic Enhancement
KE can be broken down into 4 general areas
Public Space/
People based
activities
Problem Based
activities
Community Based
activities
Commercialisation
activities
Problem Based activities
Commercialisation activities
Community Based activities
Public Space/People based activities
Who do you exchange knowledge with?
k.e.przybycien@hw.ac.uk
Engaging the Public in your Research
Facilitated by Dr TV science communicator Tom Pringle (AKA Dr Bunhead from Brainiac) who has trained researchers, academics and teachers around the world for over a decade
20th MArch 2013
Research and Enterprise Services
Providing advice & support to HWU members of staff on all aspects of commercialisation, IPR, copyright & Patent issues
HW Engage - Public Engagement Support
(part of the Beltane Network)
Providing information, training and support to staff members on public engagement activities
Mike Russell, MSP presents the 2012 Converge
Challenge trophy to Michael Fontaine
build capacity of your audience
to understand your
research
and
maintain the relationship
seek feedback on your early results
disseminate your results
based on finished research develop relationships for future projects
Accessing your audience
direct contact
networking events and conferences
social media
letting them find you by becoming more visibile in their specific communication channels (magazines, newsletters, press)

through intermediaries:
university research and commercialisation office
academics with existing relationships
professional bodies
your contacts
Next workshop:
By Katarzyna Przybycien and Rob Daley
coffee break
http://www.urbansustainabilityexchange.org.uk/media/KE%20Questions%20for%20Researchers%20from%20ISSUES%20Event%2010Nov08.pdf
"Knowledge exchange is the two way flow of people and ideas between the research environment and wider economy, thereby contributing to national prosperity, the quality of life of citizens, and cultural enrichment of
our society.”

RCUK/DIUS
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