Identifying capacity building cluster impact in the West Midlands

Ben Clegg, Howard Lightfoot, Judith Scully

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


specific themes in Energy, Health Technologies and Finance via KTP (6), CASE (18), Placement (6) and Voucher (3) projects across the themes.
Through the analysis of responses to an assessment questionnaire, reports from and interviews with a number of researchers, academics and industry sponsors engaged in KTP, CASE, and Placement projects we attempt to identify, analyse and assess the impact of these research projects.
We adopt the Research Councils UK (RCUK) definition of research impact as 'the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy'.
In addition to identifying academic impact, we identify evidence of social and economic impact, for example, that it has been taken up and used by policy makers, and practitioners and has led to improvements in services or business. Helpful and un-helpful factors, identified during the execution of the research projects, are also considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESRC research capacity building clusters
Subtitle of host publicationsummit conference 2013 : 25th – 26th June 2013, Aston University
EditorsBen Clegg, Judith Scully, John Bryson
Place of PublicationBirmingham (UK)
PublisherAston University
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-905866-67-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventESRC research capacity building clusters : 2013 national summit conference - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jun 201326 Jun 2013


ConferenceESRC research capacity building clusters : 2013 national summit conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Other“University - Industry Collaboration in Challenging Times”

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  • research impact
  • analysis
  • healthcare
  • finance
  • energy


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