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Creating Impact

Whether translating research into a marketable product, patenting new technologies and inventions or changing policy and engaging young people, King's College London supports its researchers to maximise the impact of their work.

UK Research & Innovation defines impact in the following ways:

  1. Academic Impact

    The demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to academic advances, across and within disciplines, including significant advances in understanding, methods, theory and application.

  2. Economic & Societal Impacts

    The demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy, of benefit to individuals, organisations and nations.

Impact Acceleration Awards

These awards are a mechanism for sponsoring knowledge exchange and impact by supporting new innovative and imaginative projects. Click here to read more about the awards.

Creating Impact through Innovation

The Innovation Institutes work to encourage innovation and create impact. Whether by accelerating the translation of King's health research into a marketable products, helping turn King's research into actionable policy or facilitating collaborations between King’s and the cultural sector. Click here to discover our Innovation Institutes.

IP & Licensing

The team works closely with King’s academics to evaluate, protect and commercialise intellectual property (IP) arising from your research. The team has significant experience in the commercialisation of IP including Copyright, Database Rights, and Confidential Know-How. Click here for further information about their work or to search licensable technologies.

REF 2021

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK universities and higher education colleges.The outcome of REF2014 determined how around £2 billion in research funding was allocated each year from 2015-16 to present. Click here to find out about how King's is preparing for 2021.

Public Engagement Support

Science Gallery London drive innovation and public engagement with science by offering researchers, academics, young people and local communities new ways to explore ideas through collaborations with artists and designers.

Recent Impact Stories