The IMPact research centre examines practice and theoretical issues related to the use of technology and new social, management and business practice.
We believe that enterprise and innovation, along with social, organisational and economic transformation, are key to the future prosperity, sustainability and wellbeing of the UK and global economy. We are determined to maximise the impact of our research locally, nationally and globally through contribution to theory, policy and practice.
This is reflected in the interdisciplinary and international make-up of the team. IMPact forms a dynamic and focused research environment. It’s founded on the development and exchange of knowledge and ideas about key technological, social, organisational and management challenges.
IMPact supplies innovative, practical and theoretical inputs to the Triangular Alliance, a local government, social enterprise and University partnership that develops innovative approaches to achieve sustainable economic growth. Our involvement bridges the gap between practice, policy and academia.
We also develop theoretical insights which translate into impactful engagement with key stakeholders, including the UK Police, the Swedish Government, the Finnish Government, the UK Armed Forces and UK local government.
Our strong working relationships with a growing number of key individuals and professional bodies support the Faculty's mission to conduct research that is as valuable to practitioners and policy makers as it is to our academic colleagues.
Whether you're seeking to do a PhD, have a research need, or want advice about realising an opportunity, we would be happy to hear from you. Please contact Professor Chris Ivory, Centre Director.
1. To connect with concerns that individuals, organisations and societies face by focusing our work on Innovation and Enterprise.
2. To address the dynamic challenges of climate and population change, technological renewal and the processes of creative destruction that mark our times.
3. To understand how individuals and organisations create and respond to innovation, and how they build new organisations and businesses to address problems and opportunities.
For more information on the centre, please contact Professor Chris Ivory