The Impact of Science
The program contains 21 experts on measuring and demonstrating the impact of science. They will present during intensive and varied sessions which will keep you on your toes. The morning contains plenary sessions, while the afternoon is dedicated to more focused workshops and a final forum discussion that aims to outline the next steps to take.We introduce the confirmed speakers at the bottom of this page.
Scientific research contributes to the quality of many segments of society; not only through innovations that stimulate economic growth, but also through impact on health, quality of the environment and culture. The question is not if we should invest in science, but rather to what extent and in which way. What do stakeholders expect in return? And in which way they would like to be involved or like to have the scientific output being presented?
Different approaches towards describing and valuing the impact of science are being developed across the world. An international panel of experts will describe different methods to demonstrate the societal value of scientific research, and discuss ways to create more effective methods and comparable results.
In three focused workshops, we will discuss how to demonstrate the contribution of scientific research from the perspectives of Business, Government funding and Research Management. Crucial information to enhance the impact of scientific research is to be found in measuring and demonstrating the impact of scientific research over time, clearly reporting results towards its stakeholders and asking for their opinion.
External accountability plays a key role in attracting investments in scientific research. Clear communication of results towards different stakeholders may trigger new and diverse investments in challenging research.