Roads to Impact
The Science Relevance
Challenge
WRC 2014
Dhesigen Naidoo
WRC, South Africa
Researchers
not being
heard
Economy and
Society not
Being served
The Knowledge Chasm and the Social
Compact of Publicly fu...
Basic Applied Tech Development Commercialisation
Intensity
Research
Development
R&D relationship
Proximity to market
Basic Applied Tech Development Commercialisation
Intensity
Research
Development
R&D relationship and the impact pipe
Proxi...
Basic Applied Tech Development Commercialisation
Intensity
Research
Development
R&D relationship and the impact pipe
Proxi...
Basic Applied Tech Development Commercialisation
Intensity
Research
Development
R&D relationship and the impact pipe
Proxi...
Design vs.
Serendipity
Mechanisms for realising value
• Conceptualise and design for impact
eg. the WRC proposal template.
• Investment in interm...
 scene setting - IWMI/WRC Research Uptake Workshop
 scene setting - IWMI/WRC Research Uptake Workshop
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scene setting - IWMI/WRC Research Uptake Workshop

  1. 1. Roads to Impact The Science Relevance Challenge WRC 2014 Dhesigen Naidoo WRC, South Africa
  2. 2. Researchers not being heard Economy and Society not Being served The Knowledge Chasm and the Social Compact of Publicly funded research WRC 2012 2
  3. 3. Basic Applied Tech Development Commercialisation Intensity Research Development R&D relationship Proximity to market
  4. 4. Basic Applied Tech Development Commercialisation Intensity Research Development R&D relationship and the impact pipe Proximity to market
  5. 5. Basic Applied Tech Development Commercialisation Intensity Research Development R&D relationship and the impact pipe Proximity to market
  6. 6. Basic Applied Tech Development Commercialisation Intensity Research Development R&D relationship and the impact pipe Proximity to market
  7. 7. Design vs. Serendipity
  8. 8. Mechanisms for realising value • Conceptualise and design for impact eg. the WRC proposal template. • Investment in intermediary services. • Creation of value chain partnerships. • Advocacy for investment in knowledge driven solutions.

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