Our Clients

Vertigo Ventures works with world-class organisations, enabling them to gain additional funding through impact performance reporting.

Here’s what our clients have said about us:

Impact planning and reporting is a high priority to LJMU, especially in light of REF2014 and RCUK guidelines on impact. Other funders such as the EU (Horizon 2020) also want to see how the grants they are providing are making a difference in the world. With this in mindwe realised that we needed a systematic way of capturing impact information (and needed it quickly!).

VV-Impact Tracker is an easy to use tool that our researchers across disciplines have quickly engaged with to store their impact information. The cloud-based product had a straight forward set-up, so our researchers could quickly log on and start recording and planning their impact. Staff from our central Research & Innovation Services work with academic colleagues across the organisation and support impact case study development as well as project planning for impact. We run REF annual review exercises that include monitoring of potential REF impact case studies because the data and information are easily available.

As early adopters of VV-Impact Tracker (since July 2014),  we have fed into the ongoing developments of the tool. Vertigo Ventures really do listen and take on-board client feedback. They have involved LJMU in a variety of events, discussions and meetings; we really feel valued.

Academic’s statement:

“Impact tracker is a really easy and helpful piece of software. It’s been a revelation having somewhere easy to upload evidence.”

Dr Diana Leighton

Research Excellence Framework Manager, Liverpool John Moores University

Vertigo Ventures have a consultative and collaborative approach to their consultancy. In our initial meeting we identified the key deliverable, agreed process and set milestones and timeframes. We identified the key impacts and metrics for the organisation and Vertigo Ventures identified additional areas of impacts and methods for quantifying and evidencing.

The VV-Impact Metrics tool provided a simple reproducible methodology that was easy to communicate internally and to a wider audience. The project was delivered on time and on budget; we are now developing the methodology into an internal training program and toolkit that can be used internally to support ongoing and new impact activities.

Emma Fadlon

Head of Business Development, Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation, The Pirbright Institute

“I would particularly recommend the VV-Impact Tracker for its functionality; the tool is easy to use and records impact really well. The interaction with Vertigo Ventures, their tech team and the client steering group are also extremely valuable. What you’re getting is this holistic package which is really useful for embedding impact.”

Dr. Lucy Davies

Plymouth University

“Both our central team and department administrators have been using VV-Impact Tracker successfully to capture impact data and develop impact case studies. I have used the tool to train academics about the impact in general and they find it very helpful and instructive due to its well-developed structure. My colleagues are very happy with the tool and appreciative of the structure and also the flexibility it provides.”

Dr. Jeung Lee

Brunel University

“Impact tracker is a really easy and helpful piece of software. It’s been a revelation having somewhere easy to upload evidence.”

Prof. Andrew Young

Liverpool John Moores University

“Vertigo Ventures have worked with the University of Surrey on two projects this year. Their professionalism, reliability, creativity, initiative and high levels of organisational ability, has meant that not only have they delivered the projects successfully and to time, they have added value and gone beyond the original brief.  They are a pleasure to work with and I can thoroughly recommend their services.”

Tracy Hampton

Project Manager, University of Surrey

“Vertigo Ventures have worked with the University of Surrey on two projects this year. Their professionalism, reliability, creativity, initiative and high levels of organisational ability, has meant that not only have they delivered the projects successfully and to time, they have added value and gone beyond the original brief.  They are a pleasure to work with and I can thoroughly recommend their services.”

Charles Dennis

Director of Research for Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln

The University of Oxford continued to work with Vertigo Ventures after they were able to help us investigate new areas of impact we had not previously considered, engage with various stakeholders to collect, verify and demonstrate the impact of our research and they added value overall. Throughout the project Vertigo Ventures were pleasant to work with, took our comments on board and delivered the project on time.

Esme Wilks

Impact Officer, University of Oxford

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