Creating Research Output through Engagement




23 October - 6 November 2024



Hosted by global experts and providing best practices, you will be taken through a series of interactive workshops, discussions and events to harness the power of external engagement and valorisation for maximum research impact.

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Creating Research Output through Engagement


€675 members / €900 non-members

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Who should attend

Academics and researchers of all career stages and across all disciplines
wishing to broaden the impact of their work and improve their funding prospects.

The presented tools and principles are not focused on any area and are broadly applicable across STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and HASS (humanities, arts, and social sciences) disciplines.

Learning outcomes

By sharing tools, frameworks and case studies from global experts and through facilitated group activities and dynamic discussions, you will set yourself up for successful engagement with external stakeholders and beneficiaries.

This course will help you to

  1. Design and steer your career path to maximise both scientific and societal impact through engagement
  2. Engage internal and external stakeholders and beneficiaries in your research process
  3. Communicate the benefits of cooperation with you to your partners internally and externally
  4. Effectively articulate the impact of your research to funders and collaborators
  5. Pursue different paths for valorisation of your research for increased impact
  6. Expand your personal and professional network

Course elements

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Week 1 | 23 October

Introduction to the course

Onboarding   |   11:30am - 12:00pm UTC

Setting up for external engagement success | Workshop

Dive into the context of external engagement, discover its role for impactful research and learn about the UBC Ecosystem Framework by getting a holistic 360° view of university-business / society cooperation activities and influencing factors   |   12:15pm - 2:15pm UTC
Week 2 | 30 October

Develop an external engagement strategy | Knowledge to practice

Work with peers to collaboratively outline steps necessary for external engagement with a particular stakeholder and / or beneficiary and define your ultimate value proposition that you can bring to your collaborators   |   12:30pm - 2:00pm UTC

Insights from an impactful academic | Fireside chat

Discover how to “walk the talk” and be an impactful academic and what it takes to pursue the pathway towards impact beyond traditional scientific KPIs. Join a conversation around challenges and opportunities facing academia, the future of impactful research, and the importance of curiosity and community in scholarly pursuits   |   2:15pm - 3:15pm UTC
Week 3 | 6 November

Valorisation pathways | Workshop

Discover different forms of impact creation and knowledge transfer; be guided through the diverse pathways and processes of valorisation across disciplines including STEM and SSH to be able to create impact through different forms of engagement.   |   12:30am - 2:30pm UTC


Wrap-up   |   2:45pm - 3:15pm UTC


Meet your facilitators and experts for this personal development course.

Arno Meerman
Arno Meerman

CEO and Founder, UIIN

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva
Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva

Manager Strategic Initiatives, UIIN

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A/Prof. Todd Davey

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Partner, UIIN

Andrey Dyachenko headshot
Dr. Andrey Dyachenko

Learning Experience Designer, UIIN


Our unique approach to your personal learning experience.

Tailored learning pathways
Customise your professional development journey by selecting those courses that suit your aspirations.

Flexible to your schedule
Ensure maximum flexibility to accommodate your time commitments through a blend of live and self-paced

Proven learning methods
Rely on validated tools and frameworks, drawing from our extensive training expertise to provide a reliable and effective learning experience

Captivating course design
Immerse yourself in courses crafted to be engaging, thought-provoking, challenging and enjoyable.

Wisdom from sector leaders
Gain valuable insights and practical tips from seasoned practitioners.

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Questions? Book a one-on-one with us.

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva, Manager Strategic Initiatives

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