The results are in and the winners have been announced.


The winners of the inaugural Real Impact Awards, which celebrate the commitment to impact by the research community across the globe, honour the changemakers, and bring together key stakeholders in the impact debate are:

Individual Impact Commitment

Professor Jan Godsell, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy at the University of Warwick, UK.

Impact with practitioners, policy makers and the public is at the heart of Jan’s scholarship in supply chain and impressed the judges by her innovative approach to building impact through storytelling, poems, physical artwork and the media.

Team Impact Commitment

Miroslaw Staron, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Miroslaw Ochodek, Poznan University of Technology, Poland; and Wilhelm Meding and Martin Sjödin, Ericsson, Sweden.

By challenging the traditional view on research, together the team have designed theories, methods and tools for developing measurement systems for large software development companies, while building on the skills of academics and practitioners.

Institutional Impact Commitment

The University of Reading and its five-strong Impact Team; Dr Anthony Atkin, Dr Tracey Duncombe, Dr Jessica Lutkin, Dr Katie Cooper and Dr Alison McAnena.

Together, they have forged a path to developing a strong impact culture which has firmly linked the needs of researchers to high-level institutional strategies, and assembled and co-ordinated the infrastructure to proactively develop a broad pipeline of activity.

Outstanding Contribution

Robert Hache and David Phipps on Behalf of Research Impact Canada.

One of the world’s first networks dedicated to building institutional capacity for knowledge mobilisation, Research Impact Canada has been supporting impact practitioners for over 12 years by sharing tools and building capacity.

The Prize

All the winners and highly commended entries will have their impact commitment featured in our Real Impact Awards Showcase book which will be available to view early next year.

Real Impact Awards 2019

If you place impact at the top of your agenda and work in collaboration with others to achieve your goals then the Real Impact Awards could be for you. Next year’s awards will open again in March 2019 so please look out for further updates on our social media channels. If you have a question to ask, then please don’t hesitate to contact us via the below details:

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