Seminar on the Impact of Research

· Cambridge

  • Publishing papers is just the first step of many towards making your research impact society.

In this seminar we will explore the many ways excellent research can bring about positive impact in our society and economy and how sometimes these aspects are overlooked by scientists. We will have three experts on the field of impact with different experiences who will focus on highlighting the impact of science beyond academia in aspects such as society, economy or political affairs.

During the seminar the speakers will discuss what can be done to ensure your research makes a difference and encourage you to explore, from the outset and throughout the life of your project and beyond, who could potentially benefit from your research and what you can do to help make this happen.

At the end of the seminar we will have a round table where the attendees will be able to deepen their ideas in different aspects of the seminar.


  • Richard van Noorden, Features Editor, Springer Nature.
  • Carlos Lopez Gomez, Head of Knowledge Transfer, POLICY LINKS, Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI).
  • Agnieszka Iwasiewicz, Knowledge Transfer Facilitator, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge.


11:00-11:25 Coffee.

11:25-11:30 WelcomeAnthony Freeling, Director of Hughes Hall College

11:30-11:40 IntroductionAnna Vilalta, Director of Cambridge SRUK constituency.

11:40-13:00. Moderator: M. Fernando Gonzalez-Zalba, Vice-director of Cambridge SRUK constituency & Hughes Hall fellow.

11:40-12:00 Richard Van Noorden, Features Editor, Springer Nature

12:20- 12:20 Carlos López Gómez, Head of Knowledge Transfer, POLICY LINKS, Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI).

12:20-12:40 Agnieszka Iwasiewicz-Wabnig, Maxwell Centre Programme Manager and Knowledge Transfer Facilitator.

12:40-13:00  Round Table.

13:30: Lunch at Grain Store (Lunch meeting room first floor).

DATE: Saturday 14th of October 2017 / LOCATION: Hughes Hall College (Pavilion room); CB1 2EW Cambridge.

Supported by Fundación Ramón Areces and Hughes Hall College.

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