What is Knowledge Exchange (KE)?
Knowledge exchange, or KE, is defined as multi-way exchanges between researchers and research users (audiences, other beneficiaries, policy makers, industry, charity, collaboration partners, etc.), of ideas, data and other research evidence, experiences and skills. It refers to any process through which academic ideas and insights are shared outside the university, and where, at once, external perspectives and experiences are brought into academia.
Engagement in KE is a dynamic process of listening and interaction, with a goal to generate new knowledge for mutual benefit.
What is CHANSE’s Approach to Knowledge Exchange?
As part of its commitment to facilitate knowledge exchange across the 26 projects funded under Transformations – Social and Cultural Dynamics in the Digital Age, CHANSE has commissioned a Knowledge Exchange Facilitator (KEF). The KEF role was awarded to a female-led team of transnational, mid- and early career researchers based at Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) for a project entitled CHANSE Networks for Transformational Change. Further information about the team, about MOLA, and contact details are available here.
The KEF builds on – but does not replicate – the work of previous Knowledge Exchange Fellows, as well as HERA and European Commission activities. Relevant links and KE resources are available here.
Based on the learnings and recommendations from this previous work, the CHANSE KEF aims to:
- Map audiences across CHANSE projects
- Bring in external partners and facilitators to connect audiences & projects across the knowledge ecosystem
- Use this collective knowledge to develop future scenarios & related open access resources to shape and drive forward transdisciplinary policy change on digital transformation
The full KEF project, its aims, benefits and expectations are described here. The KEF’s activities are described under KE Activities.