Research in action
We strive to engineer a difference and for our research to have a real impact.
Impact was introduced to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in REF 2014. In the REF, impact is defined as an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia.
Demonstrating the effect of research on the economy and wider society has had many positive uses beyond obtaining quality related funding.