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The annual Research and Innovation Conference is a cornerstone of Southampton Solent University’s growing profile for research and innovation. The conference offers a fertile environment for developing research, innovation and knowledge exchange. It promotes the exploration and advancement of new ideas, the establishment of new collaborative links and welcomes a range of experts, stakeholders and partner organisations.

Each year we identify a topical theme for the conference which reflects developments and challenges for research and innovation within the Higher Education sector. This year the conference will be on 3 and 4 May. The theme of the 2017 Research and Innovation Conference is ‘Making an Impact’.

Student delegates, researchers and other stakeholders both internal and external to the University are always extended a warm welcome. Follow the links below to find out more about this year’s conference, how to submit a presentation or how to book your place. The call for proposals deadline is 27 February 2017.

Research and Innovation: Making an Impact

We are pleased to announce keynote addresses at the 2017 Conference:

The conference programme will include featured speakers and workshops run by discipline and industry experts, as well as a variety of academic presentation formats. If you are interested in submitting a contribution please visit our call for contributions page to find out more.

The conference is open to anyone who wants to share ideas and explore how change can be achieved through impactful research projects.

This is an opportunity to define what impact means to you; consider the range of ways that impact can be achieved; identify how to plan for, recognise and monitor impact across diverse contexts; and plan approaches to impact case studies for REF2021.

Our theme is inclusive and broad, and recognises the importance of acknowledging where, how and why research and innovation is supporting changes in our cultural, social, physical and economic lives.