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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Our vision will see a strong and vibrant community, a community with shared ambitions: to change lives. The community of our vision sees itself as a core part of the region, offering jobs and careers, regional economic growth and supply chain benefits to the wider regional business community.

We will share our scientific knowledge and have open, productive dialogue with people throughout society about how research can address challenging questions and improve our lives. We will support our people and the people of our region, offering training, development and opportunity. This will continue to be a community people aspire to join.

Collaboration, networking and knowledge sharing are fundamental activities that support the vision of Norwich Research Park. We bring internal communities with common interests together, sometimes just with each other and at other times with a wider set of key stakeholders. We aim to facilitate new partnerships, develop and discuss ideas and simply share knowledge.

Societal attitudes, behaviours, opinions, and activities in response to research play a critical role in achieving adoption and benefits realisation. Engagement is important because it can empower people to offer their insights into and feedback on our work, to help ensure that the research we conduct is relevant and accessible to the societies in which we live and are striving to improve. Public understanding and engagement with science and technology are core activities for individuals and organisations, both public and private.

Sharing information is not enough in itself to achieve the growth in adoption and application of science in society. We will continue to adapt to how people choose to use scientific knowledge, and develop interfaces to facilitate mutual understanding.

Read about Our Priorities for achieving our vision

Objectives

  1. Increase public understanding of science and how it impacts and benefits our daily lives.
  2. Encourage public participation in science and create pathways between the wider community and research.
  3. Create new avenues for dialogue between researchers, policy makers and wider society to enable adoption of next generation research.