Wednesday 30 September 2009

EPSRC Launch Impact Website

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has launched a new website, 'Impact World'. The Council is strongly pushing the Impact agenda, with pages for 'Case Studies' and their 'Campaign' to 'reach out to new audiences to communicate the impact that our research has on the world around us and show the public why engineering and the physical sciences are vital for our future.' The site is available here.
Elsewhere, the Chief Exec of EPSRC, David Delpy was interviewed by the Times, and stressed the importance of Impact, but also of the long term and speculative nature of research. “I’d think we were successful if 60 per cent of the research we fund fails,” he says. “If we are funding what we should, which is adventurous, speculative research, then there will be failures.”

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