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What Are the Different Types of Impact?

What Are the Different Types of Impact?

Impact can take many different forms. At the simplest level, these impact types can cover social, environmental and economic issues. However, there are plenty of different varieties to consider during your activities - many of which require different types of evidence...

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A CIO for 2030: The Rise of the Chief Impact Officer

A CIO for 2030: The Rise of the Chief Impact Officer

Earlier this week the world was swept by news of Prince Harry’s appointment as Chief Impact Officer (CIO) for BetterUp, a start-up founded in 2013 to prove a “people experience platform” that delivers services such as mental health support. The timing is important....

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Embedding impact into institutional strategy

Embedding impact into institutional strategy

We have started a new initiative on the international impact discussion list - a monthly discussion point. September’s discussion point was: Has anyone been able to align the impact agenda against existing institutional strategy...

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Exciting New Collaboration Tool Coming Soon

Exciting New Collaboration Tool Coming Soon

Exciting New Collaboration Tool Coming Soon This is a time when we need collaboration more than ever to collectively work on solutions to the myriad of issues COVID-19 has created. But finding collaborators is difficult when travel is restricted and conferences and...

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How VV-Impact Tracker Can Help You Report to the SDGs

How VV-Impact Tracker Can Help You Report to the SDGs

What are the UN SDGs? The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an ambitious but achievable pathway for transforming the world by 2030. In this world, poverty will have been eliminated, everyone will have equitable access to resources, to social...

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Webinar: What makes a Compelling ICS for REF2021?

Webinar: What makes a Compelling ICS for REF2021?

On Wednesday 13 May at 12 noon (BST), we will be leading a webinar on "What makes a compelling ICS for REF2021". Since 2009, we have been working with leading research organisations globally to help them identify, capture and report the impact of their work....

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3 Fascinating Insights into the Impact Rankings Results

3 Fascinating Insights into the Impact Rankings Results

The results of THE Impact Rankings 2020 were released last month. The impact rankings are the first global attempt to measure university progress specifically based upon the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs). It can be a catalyst for action, a...

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The 2020 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

The 2020 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

The Second Edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings has now been released. We are happy to announce that more than 850 universities from 85 different countries and 6 different continents have taken part. The Impact Rankings are the first global...

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Now CPD Certified! Our E-Learning courses

Now CPD Certified! Our E-Learning courses

  We would like to announce that all four of our E-Learning courses are now CPD accredited! Our extensive experience within the industry, as well as first-hand knowledge of impact tracking enables us to have a unique database of relevant information. We provide...

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Webinar: Collaboration in VV-Impact Tracker

Webinar: Collaboration in VV-Impact Tracker

On Wednesday 8 April at noon (UK time), Vertigo Ventures will run a webinar for our VV-Impact Tracker and VV-Impact Reviewer clients based in the UK. It will be on "Collaboration in VV-Impact Tracker". This webinar will be a practical session around how VV-IT can be...

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Release of Latest e-Learning Courses

Release of Latest e-Learning Courses

  LONDON - Over the last decade, Vertigo Ventures (VV) has provided training and consultation around planning for, measuring and communicating the impact of research to thousands of researchers at many universities globally. With the rapid growth of our company...

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Webinar Planning for Impact in VV-IT (AU)

Webinar Planning for Impact in VV-IT (AU)

On 12 March at 11am (AEDT), Vertigo Ventures will run a webinar for our ANZ VV-Impact Tracker clients on "Planning for Impact in VV-IT". This webinar will cover how to create Pathway to Impact statements and how VV-Impact Tracker can be used in creating these. The...

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Webinar: Research Impact around the World

Webinar: Research Impact around the World

On Thursday 5 March at 10am (UK time), Vertigo Ventures will run a webinar open to our VV-Impact Tracker clients as well as anyone else interested in research impact. It will be on "Research Impact around the World". Governmental bodies, funding agencies and...

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Webinar: Using VV-Impact Reviewer for non-REF Purposes

Webinar: Using VV-Impact Reviewer for non-REF Purposes

On Thursday 6 February at noon (UK time), Vertigo Ventures will run a webinar for our VV-Impact Tracker and VV-Impact Reviewer clients based in the UK as well as for others that are interested in learning more about VV-Impact Reviewer but are not users yet. It will be...

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Webinar: Planning for Impact in VV-IT (UK)

Webinar: Planning for Impact in VV-IT (UK)

On 13 November at noon (UK time), Vertigo Ventures will run a webinar for UK VV-Impact Tracker clients on "Planning for Impact in VV-IT". This webinar will cover how to create Pathway to Impact statements and how VV-Impact Tracker can be used in creating these. The...

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Webinar: Using the VV-IT Storyboard Function (UK)

Webinar: Using the VV-IT Storyboard Function (UK)

On 16 October at noon (UK time), Vertigo Ventures will run a webinar for UK VV-Impact Tracker clients on "Structuring Compelling Impact Case Studies using the VV-IT Storyboard Function". This webinar will be a practical session around VV-Impact Tracker’s ‘storyboard’...

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Webinar: Using the VV-IT Storyboard Function (AU)

Webinar: Using the VV-IT Storyboard Function (AU)

On 28nd August at 1pm AEST, Vertigo Ventures will run a webinar for Australian VV-Impact Tracker clients on "Structuring Compelling Impact Case Studies using the VV-IT Storyboard Function". This webinar will be a practical session around VV-Impact Tracker’s...

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Webinar: Reviewing HK RAE Impact Case Studies

Webinar: Reviewing HK RAE Impact Case Studies

On 22nd August at 1pm HK time, Vertigo Ventures will run a webinar for Hong Kong-based academics and research office staff who are involved with developing Impact Case Studies for the upcoming RAE 2020 submission. During this webinar, Dr. Mary Ho will take...

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Insights on the HEI sector working towards sustainable development

Insights on the HEI sector working towards sustainable development

In addition to working on the THE University Impact Rankings 2019, over the last few months, the VV team analysed THE World University Rankings 2019 top 100 higher education institutions (HEIs) in terms of their operational footprint as well as the sustainability impact of their teaching and research. Taking the 17 SDGs as a benchmark, our report, titled Insights into the Global Top 100 HEIs Practices in Achieving the UN SDGs, analysed publicly available data from the 100 institutions covering how they manage a variety of sustainability issues such as, policies in alignment with SDGs, governance, and curriculum development in alignment with SDGs.

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Vertigo Ventures’ Brand Identity Refresh

Vertigo Ventures’ Brand Identity Refresh

We are excited to formalise a project we have been working on for several months now! We see this as the next step towards improving all aspects of the business and achieving our company vision. While we will be rolling out the new brand slowly over the next few months (across our website, software etc.), we wanted to share with you an outline of our thinking, and the new VV logo.

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol. 230

The measurement tail should not be wagging the impact dog. Read more How to promote your research achievements without being obnoxious? Read more The SDGs are what the world needs. Will they be what the world gets? Read more Creating safe, inclusive campuses through...

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol. 229

Join the New 'International Impact Network' Discussion Forum.  Read More How can Universities get more activists to take-up their research? Read more The evaluative inquiry: a new approach to research evaluation. Read more The biggest impact of university research is...

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol. 228

Register for VV Webinar: How to approach Internal Impact Reviews. Read more Adviser opportunity at The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. Read more Greater than the sum of its parts: why the GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs should adopt a programme...

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol. 227

Walking and talking research impact. Read more The characteristics and reporting quality of research impact case studies: A systematic review. Read more Policy impact: A ‘How to’ guide for researchers. Read more Approaches to SDG 17 Partnerships for the Sustainable...

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol. 226

University Impact Ranking: time to submit your data. Read more Could it all be much ado about nothing?: A tragicomic perspective on research impact. Read more Building back trust: Demonstrating research impact. Read more Research Impact Summit 2018 - Nov. 19th &...

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VV-Impact Newsletter Vol. 225

The REF’s focus on linear and direct impact is problematic and silences certain types of research. Read more The University College Corks published an economic and societal impact report earlier this year. Read more The Heriot-Watt University's British Sign Language...

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