Imperial Innovations, Imperial Consultants, and Imperial Corporate Partnerships are jointly organising a range of courses which will explore how researchers can engage and work with industry, commercialise technology and demonstrate impact, called Bridging the Gap.
Academic research staff are now expected to be able to commercialise their work and demonstrate social and economic impact. Bridging the Gap aims to educate academics and provide them with skills to take on these tasks effectively and confidently.
Courses are free for Imperial Staff. The initial pilot courses will last between a half and a full day and cover topics such as:
- What resources are available to Imperial academics?
- What is REF Impact, why does it matter, how can it be achieved and evidenced?
- What form can industry collaboration and engagement take?