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COLUMBUS Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference 2017: Achieving Impact from Marine Research

  • Brussels, Belgium (map)

An international forum to bring together actors interested in sharing best practice and learning about initiatives and sectoral progress in Knowledge Transfer. This conference will offer an opportunity to collaboratively explore the barriers, challenges and possible solutions to achieving the impact potential of marine and maritime research, at all stages of the funding cycle. Training on the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology will be available, targeted towards EU staff and funding agencies.

Target Audiences

Staff from the EC (including JRC) and the Research Executive Agency; National funding agencies and their advisory bodies; professional impact evaluators; and, research programme managers at research and higher education organisations.

Blue Society Awards

Winners of the COLUMBUS Blue Society award for impactful Knowledge
Transfer will be announced at this event. Details on the nomination process will be announced on the COLUMBUS website.

Further Information

To register interest for the event or for specific information on the COLUMBUS project, contact the COLUMBUS Project Manager:
Cliona Ní Cheallacháin (