ISSUES ‘Impact Success Stories’ and ‘Guide to KT’ available now

21 Mar

ISSUES’ collection of Impact Success Stories show how knowledge created by the EPSRC’s £45m Sustainable Urban Environment programme (SUE) has successfully impacted upon the world beyond academia. From an internationally recognised sustainable masterplanning tool, to a socially inclusive online journey planner, SUE’s dissemination and engagement efforts are yielding significant benefits. The case studies provide a useful resource for researchers and practitioners alike.

Using the lessons learned from the Impact Success Stories, the ISSUES Guide to KT is a series of one page guidance notes designed to help researchers understand the methods to creating impact beyond academia and the reasons why knowledge exchange should be an important consideration at all stages of a research project. Aimed primarily at early to mid stage researchers, the Guide uses real life examples of successful KT from SUE and ISSUES.

You can download the ISSUES Guide to KT and Impact Success Stories from the ISSUES website:

Impact Success Stories: http://www.urbansustainabilityexchange.org.uk/ISSUESSueIMPACT.html

Guide to KT: http://www.urbansustainabilityexchange.org.uk/ISSUESGuidanceNotes.html

There are a limited number of Guides and Success Stories available in printed form. If you would like to order a copy email kt-sue@hw.ac.uk with ‘ISSUES Guide’ in the subject line.

ISSUES is keen to hear you feedback. Send any comments or queries to kt-sue@hw.ac.uk.

WATCH IMPACT 360° LIVE COURTESY OF ESKTN-TV

9 Feb

IMPACT 360° presents research findings from the EPSRC’s £45m Sustainable Urban Environments (SUE) research programme to stimulate discussion amongst the researchers, decision makers, practitioners and policy makers about urban futures, urban sustainability and the pathways to achieving impact.

If you can’t make it in person, you don’t need to miss a thing. ESKTN-TV will be streaming
the event live. Simply click on the link below from 10.30 am:

https://ktn.innovateuk.org/web/sustainabilityktn/esktn-tv

Taking in the panoramic view from the 29th floor of Millbank Tower in central London, IMPACT 360°will focus on a selection of 360° Impact Success Stories, as told by the SUE researchers themselves, set alongside messages from key figures about the importance of ensuring research impacts in the ‘real world’.

Speakers:
Sir Brian Fender (President of Institute of Knowledge Transfer)
Peter Heath (Atkins’ Technical Director of Public Realms)
Declan Mulkeen (Chair of the RCUK KTEIG)

We look forward to seeing you there
The ISSUES Team

IMPACT 360: SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

10 Jan

A panel of high profile speakers has been confirmed for IMPACT 360°.

IMPACT 360°will focus on a selection of 360° Impact Success Stories, as told by the SUE researchers themselves, set alongside messages from key figures about the importance of ensuring research impacts in the ‘real world’.

Speakers:
Dan Epstein (former Head of Sustainable Development at Olympic Delivery Authority)
Sir Brian Fender (President of Institute of Knowledge Transfer)
Peter Heath (Atkins’ Technical Director of Public Realms)
Declan Mulkeen (Chair of the RCUK KTEIG)

Attendance is by invitation only but extra audience places will be available. If you are interested in attending contact Annabel: a.cooper@hw.ac.uk.

2010 in review

5 Jan

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 4 times

 

In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 28 posts. There were 44 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was August 17th with 49 views. The most popular post that day was Professor Paul Jowitt becomes ICE President.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were urbansustainabilityexchange.org.uk, cordless-homephone.info, d2forex.com, cheaptravelstyle.com, and 123people.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for professor paul jowitt, paul jowitt, sustainable urban enviroments blog, paul morrell uk construction, and brave new city london.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Professor Paul Jowitt becomes ICE President November 2009

2

About the ISSUES Project October 2009

3

ISSUES Brave New City London event shaping up February 2010

4

UK Government’s Climate Change Targets: Missed the mark in 2010, but all set for 2020? February 2010

5

Top civil engineer back in Scotland to mark ICE Presidency November 2009

IMPACT 360°: SUCCESS STORIES FROM THE SUSTAINABLE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

22 Dec

Impact 360

ISSUES presents IMPACT 360°: Success Stories from the Sustainable Urban Environment.

IMPACT 360° presents research findings from the EPSRC’s £45m Sustainable Urban Environments (SUE) research programme to stimulate discussion amongst the researchers, decision makers, practitioners and policy makers about urban futures, urban sustainability and pathways to achieving impact.

Taking in the panoramic view from the 29th floor of Millbank Tower in central London, IMPACT 360° will focus on a selection of 360° Impact Success Stories, as told by the SUE researchers themselves, set alongside messages from key figures about the importance of ensuring research impacts in the ‘real world’.

Attendance is by invitation only. The number of places available is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in attending the event contact Annabel: a.cooper@hw.ac.uk.

Read a selection of SUE IMPACT STORIES here

Latest ISSUES research outputs online

15 Dec

Two more SUE Success Stories that highlight instances where the SUE consortia have successfully impacted upon the world beyond academia are live on the ISSUES website.

The latest Success Stories feature two projects from SUE 1’s AUNT SUE:

AMELIA: A METHODOLOGY FOR ENHANCING LIFE BY INCREASING ACCESSIBILITY

HADRIAN: HUMAN ANTHROPOMETRIC DATA REQUIREMENTS INVESTIGATION AND ANALYSIS

Read the Success Stories now: http://www.urbansustainabilityexchange.org.uk/ISSUESPublications.htm

FEB 10 2011 ISSUES FINAL EVENT SAVE THE DATE

12 Dec

We can now confirm that the ISSUES final event will take place on Thursday 10th February 2011 in central London.

The event will showcase a selection of ‘Success Stories’ from SUE1 and SUE2. These case studies highlight instances where the SUE consortia have successfully impacted upon the world beyond academia and present some great lessons and useful learning for future research in the context of the impact agenda.

More details and official invitations to follow soon but please save the date in your diaries!