Impact! What is it and what does it mean to you as a researcher?

How can you as a researcher relate to and drive impact? What do funders actually mean when they ask for impact in their grant applications, and what does impact mean within an innovation context?

Impact in terms of impact factor is an important tool to measure the spread of your publications and knowledge. However, both within academia and beyond, there is a rising interest in impact in terms of creating a positive benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy, health services and quality of life.

A lunch seminar was held on November 12th, 2021, to discuss impact from KI's Research Support Office, Forte, and KI Innovations. The seminar was open for KI's students, PhD students, postdocs, researchers and staff. 

About the speakers

  • Sophia Savage, Coordinator, External Engagement Office (EEO)Incorporating impact into your current research process, and when planning for future projects (tools for identifying your impact)
  • Staffan Arvidsson, Senior Research Officer, FORTE, A funder's perspective on impact (applying for funding)
  • Anna Forsberg, Business coach, KI InnovationsImpact through innovation (creating value from your knowledge)

Presentations

The presentations below discuss impact from several perspectives.


Sophia Savage, Coordinator, External Engagement Office (EEO)

Incorporating impact into your current research process, and when planning for future projects (tools for identifying your impact)


Staffan Arvidsson, Senior Research Officer, FORTE

A funder's perspective on impact (applying for funding)


Anna Forsberg, Business coach, KI Innovations

Impact through innovation (creating value from your knowledge)