‘Impact’ does not mean the number of publications published or citations received.
IMPACT7 is guided by the ARC definition of Research Impact:
“Research impact is the demonstrable contribution that research makes to the economy, society, culture, national security, public policy or services, health, the environment, or quality of life, beyond contributions to academia.”
Teams will also be invited to attend a pre-IMPACT7 webinar – ‘Plan your ideal pitch’ (dates to be advised) – in the weeks leading up to IMPACT7, where they will be armed with the tools, training and guidance required to prepare the ideal impact pitch in order to secure support, partners and fast-track their innovation to address the IMPACT7 challenges.
‘PitchCamp, powered by ON’ will be facilitated by the expert team behind the national science and technology accelerator, ‘ON, powered by CSIRO’.
Each applicant will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine the help and guidance needed to prepare for IMPACT7. We will ensure that all applicants are provided with the preparation they need for a standout presentation.
We expect to receive over 100 applications, and anticipate the selection of around 20-30 presenters.
There are three key criteria:
- Projects with the greatest (potential) impact
- Projects which will benefit from participating in IMPACT7
- Projects which are diverse (IMPACT7 is a national event, so we are on the hunt for projects from across the country, from different organisations and institutions, early stage to later stage – running the full gamut of experience)
Above all, we are looking for projects which will grab the interest of the audience and appeal to a broad constituency!
The Impact Hub will feature invited exhibitors and also accepts applications. If you are interested in exhibiting in the Impact Hub, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful applicants will be invited to attend a special ‘PitchCamp, powered by ON’ before the event to hone their presentation skills and prepare for IMPACT7.