All posts tagged “Social Sciences and Humanities

Launch of the new event series: THE MONTHLY ONLINE SSHA AND IMPACT FLASHLIGHT #1

On April 7th, we launched a new online event series on impact from and with the social sciences, humanities and the arts (SSHA): The Monthly Online SSHA and Impact Flashlight. We initiated the new format in our capacity as leaders of the Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (SSHA) Special Interest Group at ASTP to provide a concise 30-minute look at new projects, exciting ideas and relevant approaches from the field of SSHA knowledge exchange and impact. Every month, impact experts, scientists or politicians report on their practical and personal experiences. Afterwards, questions can be asked and suggestions contributed.

At the launch event, Prof. Nicol Keith, Director of Research Impact and Professor of Molecular Oncology at the Institute of Cancer Studies, presented his interdisciplinary project at the University of Glasgow. He brings designers and oncologists in order to jointly generate and realize new ideas for knowledge exchange with a positive societal impact. About 40 interested people from over 15 countries attended the initial session.

The next Monthly Online SSHA and Impact Flashlight will take place on Wednesday, May 5th. Participation is free for ASTP members. For more information on the Monthly Online SSHA and Impact Flashlight, click here.

The ASTP Special Interest Group (SIG) SSHA is a pan-European network of knowledge transfer officers, impact managers and KT professionals that has been regularly exchanging and sharing ideas on current and relevant knowledge transfer topics from the SSHA since 2015. Dr. Christoph Köller leads the SSHA SIG as a member of the ASTP Programming Committee. Message us if you are interested in the SIG or would like to join the network.

Europe-wide protection of the trademark Humanities Matter Lab®

G&K supports with the Humanities Matter Lab® universities and non-university research institutions to improve transfer from the social sciences, humanities and the arts into society.

Research results from these SSHA-disciplines have so far often been neglected in terms of research transfer, innovation and start-ups and are far too seldom applied. In order to systematically improve this, the Humanities Matter Lab® addresses the special requirements of the humanities and social sciences for transfer through our specific, individualized methods, measures and structures. These can be carried out, trained or set up at universities or non-university research institutions.

Now that we have secured the trademark rights for the Humanities Matter Lab® throughout Europe, we are successively expanding our HuMLab-range of services and are now increasingly using this innovative instrument. In doing so, we are applying methods by which knowledge from the humanities and social sciences helps companies, but also cities, municipalities, public administrations, etc., to solve current problems. The Humanities Matter Lab® becomes a think tank!

Further information will soon be available at

If you need more facts or would like to know how we can support your individual needs, we look forward to hearing from you!