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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. 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.

Research and Innovation: Making an Impact

The theme of this year's conference is inclusive and broad, asking contributors to consider how their work could be making a difference in the world.

The theme recognises the importance of acknowledging where, how and why research and innovation is a force for change, and what contributors can do to be a part of that change.

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 you can achieve impact; and identify how to plan for, recognise and monitor impact across diverse contexts.

For academic contributors, the conference is well timed for identifying opportunities to create impact leading into the next Research Excellence Framework.