The Power Hour: communicating research beyond academia

The Power Hour: communicating research beyond academia

About the training

This session is designed to help researchers clearly communicate their existing research to private sector stakeholders, identify ways to approach and make connections with them, as well as create opportunities for potential collaborations. Specifically, the participants will be encouraged to create a one-pager of their proposal/intended collaboration and target the business they would like to engage with. The training is suitable for DPhils and ECRs who are interested in collaborating with business organisations in relation to their research, regardless of whether they have a specific organisation in mind or not.


  • Understand the benefits of communicating your research beyond academia and of engaging with businesses
  • Learn how to communicate one’s research and research ideas to business
  • Understand how to use infographics
  • Create a one-page visual summary as a dissemination tool


Online via Zoom. The participants receive a workbook to complete the exercises and take notes.

Part 1: 11 February, 2.00-4.00pm - 2-hour interactive workshop.

Part 2: 1 March, 2.00-5.00pm - online office hours of support, 10-15min slots for those who want to discuss their one-pagers and/or strategies.


11 February, 2.00 - 4.00pm

How to register

The deadline for expressions of interest for this training session is 31 January 2021. Please note that registering your interest does not guarantee you a place. Places for this course are limited and each institution will allocate places on competitive basis if demand exceeds availability. You will be notified whether you were allocated a place by 4 February 2021.

This event is open only to current Social Sciences PhD students and ECRs from Brunel University London, Open University, Oxford Brookes University, University of Reading and University of Oxford.

Register your interest

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About the trainer

Mihaela Gruia

Mihaela Gruia

Mihaela Gruia is a social and data scientist with experience in public affairs communications. She is passionate about the intersection between research, communication and design. Mihaela is the founder and director of Research Retold, a specialist research communication company that helps researchers make their findings digestible to non-technical audiences using tailored communication tools.