Solving real world challenges requires scientific knowledge to be effectively interpreted, translated, communicated and shared. In other words, it requires knowledge brokering.  

Knowledge brokering delivers scientific impact and innovation by connecting researchers and stakeholders, facilitating knowledge sharing and integration, and supporting research co-design to improve outcomes. Knowledge brokering spans a diversity of roles, and many early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) engage in some form of knowledge brokering without realising.  

This symposium – Connecting the dots: knowledge brokering for impact and innovation– aims to empower EMCRs to recognise and understand how knowledge brokering can enhance the impact and innovation of their research, contexts in which they are already knowledge brokering, and the skills and practice of knowledge brokering.

Comprising four virtual 3-hour sessions over four weeks, Connecting the dots will address what knowledge brokering is, whyit is important for impact and innovative science,howknowledge brokering is performed and where to go next to incorporate knowledge brokering into their scientific practice (see the Program for more details).

Where to join? Online 
When to join? 15 and 22 February, and 1 and 8 March 2022 from 12-3pm AEDT (all sessions)
Cost? Free 

Enabling participation is critical. Accessibility and caring support are available to facilitate your attendance. Please use the registration form to let us know the type of support you require or get in touch at to discuss your needs. 


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The Connecting the dots: knowledge brokering for impact and innovation symposium has been made possible thanks to funding from the Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia), through the Australian Academy of Science, and our supporting organisations.