Increase impact of your research and industry engagement
The Research to Impact program is an intensive program for entrepreneurial researchers introducing practical tools that help take your idea out of the lab, engage with industry, and find new opportunities.
As a researcher (from HDR student to professor) you may be frustrated by the difficulty in finding ways to translate your idea, technology or knowledge into meaningful engagement outside the lab. You may be frustrated by limited career options, low funding, limited opportunities to engage industry and the wider community.
We use lean innovation methods developed for startups and proven to work for Researchers to:
- Show you practical new ways to think about innovation that will enable you to better engage the community
- Help you create real collaborative conversations with industry that can lead to opportunities
- Challenge you with fast-paced real-world tasks
- Empower you to explore new options for your career, industry engagement and commercialising your inventions
- Give you new tools to connect and explain your idea
You may have an idea, but attend this great workshop and meet amazing leaders who can help you conceptualise and get the idea off the ground in a much shorter time period.
To be frank, this is a great workshop I was looking for for many years. If you have an idea and want it become reality, this is the place you should be go in Canberra.
The workshop really helped to open my eyes to the opportunities for researchers to create impact not just in the academic sense. It was invaluable in getting me to think about the ‘users’ and what value I am creating for them.
Totally worth taking the time to attend. A multiple facilitator approach clearly identifying idea through to impact and asking the hard questions along the way.
The programme as a whole challenged me to really step out of my comfort zone, but the concepts and tools that I have been exposed to throughout the programme will influence how I develop and discuss research ideas in the future.
I believe this is a must-have skill for any researchers of the present-day world particularly in a prime pressured environment where reaching out to the target audience and communicating your research through short pitch is of utmost importance.
A challenging, yet rewarding experiences I highly recommend it to all researchers, irrespective of subject area, to help ensure greater impact of your work.
Your way of thinking about research work will change after these intense and amazing four days. I definitely recommend this course to anyone working on science.
If you have ideas, every second not enrolled in the workshop, is a second wasted.
The lessons and approach are incredibly versatile and applicable in a variety of professional contexts, and the more you commit the more you gain. It is a great opportunity to get uncomfortable and push your own boundaries. I found it invigorating, if occasionally terrifying.
Research to Impact is four half-day workshops plus homework challenges over two months.
for big impact
13 March 2019
Innovation essentials and
finding market need
27 March 2019
Business models, value
chain and collaboration
10 April 2019
1 May 2019
Who can benefit:
Researchers from masters to senior academics who:
- are interested in exploring new ways to have impact or engage externally,
- don’t have to have a team or a specific invention,
- can commit to 4 half-day workshops and working on assignments in between.