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Impact Case Studies

Helping research and practice come together to tell their story.

Here are just some examples of the true impact of research in the real world.
But we would love to gather more. Please get involved either by contributing to our blog or being part of our Real Impact Awards.

Real impact is empowering people to reject plastic bottles

Associate Professor Beth Choate and Assistant Professor Brittany Davis – from the Environmental Science & Sustainability department at Allegheny College – along with 20 second-year majors, have led a project to reduce bottled water usage on their campus. The Problem Humankind’s continuous reliance on bottled water over the past 30 years has become a major

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Telling the story of impact commitment

We believe our role is to help researchers tell their story in a more meaningful way which is why we have created the Real Impact Showcase Book. Read the inspirational stories of our Real Impact Award 2018 winners and highly commended entries and the commitment they have to creating real change in the real world.

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Real Impact is valuable insight that improves efficiency

A long-standing relationship between Royal FloraHolland and Rotterdam School of Management has led to a new era in smart markets. By improving the decision making process through valuable insight and Big Data analytics, the auction cooperative has been able to optimise profitability and efficiency in any auction day.

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Real Impact is connecting research and practice

By working with reception teachers from Chestnut Learning Federation, the research carried out by Professor Chris Brown has informed teaching practice, resulting in improved writing outcomes of summer-born children.

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Real Impact is tackling criminal issues head on

An interdisciplinary, cross-country team of researchers are tackling the issue of trafficking in human beings (THB) head on by, offering businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector a practical toolkit for combatting and mitigating their risk of involvement in THB.

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