"An interesting, educational and interactive way to work with the societal impact of research."
"This course on societal impact should be mandatory for all support staff/researchers seeking European funding. It was one of the most interesting courses that I have attended."
"Perfect for the understanding of impact!"
Research institutions, most notably, Universities (of Applied Sciences) throughout the EU are increasingly in the position to apply for EU research funding. Numerous EU initiatives were launched to give Universities access to these grants in order to strengthen their research programmes. To increase the chances of receiving this funding, it is important to know how the EU decides on these applications, understand the role of societal impact of the research project in this process, and learn how to demonstrate it.
This 2,5-day course invites research managers and administrators, grant advisors, university supporting staff, and researchers to profit from the knowledge of our Impact and EU experts and put their insights into practice. The course will map out recent developments and experiences on mapping the impact of research and outline how the EU defines societal and economic impact. We will examine possibilities to enhance collaboration between universities, universities of applied sciences, and societal stakeholders and discuss how they can improve the demonstration of “impact” in their EU research funding applications. We will provide tools to optimise this even further by using the format of consortia which will include a segment with tips and tricks to help you to successfully apply for EU funding.
Together with experts in the field and other participants from all over Europe, representing a variety of contexts and a wide range of experiences, you will be able to discuss good practices to find solutions to shared problems and strengthen both research excellence as well as societal impact. Finally, you will convert the gained knowledge into practice and complete a course assignment which creates a large pool of sources to enhance your access to EU funding for your research projects.
The final programme can be found here.
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