Research Without Borders – Maximizing the Impact of University Research

See on Scoop.itDual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university

ResearchImpact is Canada’s knowledge mobilization network that connects university researchers with policy-makers and community organizations seeking research to inform decision-making.

ResearchImpact uses a broker model. Each institution has knowledge brokers who match the portfolio of research results and research expertise to research needs in a bi-directional flow, which recognizes the needs of both government and community organizations, as well as substantial knowledge and expertise they have that can support knowledge creation. The broker model provides a point of contact to all participants in knowledge creation and utilization processes. Knowledge brokering is about brokering relationships. This human interaction is critical to support a clear understanding of the needs and opportunities for the development and use of research. As we connect the network within ResearchImpact to other Canadian universities, the broker model remains a critical component, along with the technical infrastructure of this Web site and other Web tools.



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About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: Here is my other weblog on impact of research:

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