IMPACT7 2018 will be held at The Carson Conference Centre (ANMF) in Melbourne’s CBD, a two minute walk from Queen Victoria Market.
The Carson Conference Centre (ANMF)
535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Plan your journey to The Carson Conference Centre via public transport. Tram numbers 19, 57, 59 stop at the Queen Victoria Market.
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Applications to present are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application! You will receive an email about the status of your application by the end of June.
We are open to projects at all stages of maturity and from all areas of science.
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!
‘Impact’ is about creating change for good - whether that’s social change or through avenues like commercialisation. Applicants must have ‘impact’ in one of the 7 challenge areas identified.
‘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.”
Successful applicants will be required to attend the one-day event in Melbourne on Thursday 9 August 2018.
Each presenter will be required to prepare a three-minute ‘impact statement’, and respond to questions from a panel of Impact Leaders. Travel grants are available for interstate presenters.
Presenters will also be strongly encouraged to attend a pre-event ‘PitchCamp, powered by ON’ on Wednesday 8 August in Melbourne to hone their presentation skills and delivery before the event. ‘PitchCamp, powered by ON’ will be facilitated by the expert team behind the national science and technology accelerator, ‘ON, powered by CSIRO’.
Presenters will have the opportunity to present their impactful work to hundreds of influential representatives from industry, enterprise, investment, government and research. Impact Leaders will be on-hand to offer invaluable guidance and feedback. Media partner The Conversation will also help to amplify your message. IMPACT7 gives you the opportunity to take the next step towards realising the impact of your work through the connections you make on the day!
Each presenter will offer a three minute ‘impact statement’, concentrating on the ‘impact’ your work is creating. Keep in mind that IMPACT7 is about amplifying and celebrating exciting research, not necessarily about ‘pitching’ for investment (although presenters should feel welcome to ask the room for what they need - be it partnerships, mentors, runway, or investment!).
Successful applicants for IMPACT7 will be invited to attend a special ‘PitchCamp, powered by ON’ on Wednesday 8 August 2018 in Melbourne to help them prepare. ‘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.