Session 3: Co-creation and stakeholder engagement for impact in an Agile Sprint 
08 May

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Learn about effective strategies for continuous co-design of your research with key stakeholders for policy-oriented impact.

Who is this for? 

This workshop is open to:  

  • Oxford University researchers planning to develop an Agile Sprint 
  • Oxford University researchers working on other applied research projects who wish to learn about effective ongoing co-creation with key stakeholders and engagement with new stakeholders to shape research for policy impact 
  • Previous Agile Sprint researchers wishing to review their experience of co-creation and planning for impact for use in the future. 

What will you get out of it? 

Agile Sprints are designed to provide environmental research answers to time-critical policy problems in a way that enables rapid uptake of findings by decision-makers. You will benefit from learning from previous Agile Sprints on how to manage the co-creation process all the way through the research project to get the best input and engagement from a range of stakeholders to help shape your research and outputs for rounded policy impact. By the end of this workshop, you will understand: 

  1. The relationship between the pre-Sprint co-creation process and ongoing co-creation during the Sprint to remain policy focused, facilitate knowledge exchange between researchers and stakeholders, and shape outputs based on decision-maker needs
  2. How to identify gaps in your stakeholder networks to draw in further expertise and round out the policy relevance at regional and local scale where applicable, including communities impacted by the policy considerations
  3. How to determine within your team who has the experience, knowledge, and relationships to engage effectively with government, and how to support colleagues with strengthening engagement and relationship-building
  4. How to weave the co-creation process into your Sprint research and milestones, and plan for a primary policy-focused output supported by a primary academic output.

“Policy cycles typically run to much shorter and unpredictable timescales than academic research, and policymakers seeking evidence often want the best available answer at the time. Strategic engagement and co-creation are key to ensuring that your research has timely impact – the Agile Sprints are designed to run on this principle without compromising on the quality of academic output.”

Dr Anupama Sen


This interactive online workshop will be led by Dr Pete Barbrook-Johnson, the Agile Deputy Director, with co-lead Carlo Palazzi, researcher and policy liaison officer on the Sprint “How can maritime shipping transition to green ammonia as fuel?”


1-2pm on Wednesday 8th May. 

Booking details

Book your place on the workshop here. If you need to cancel your place, please do so no later than 48 hours before the workshop. By booking on this workshop, you have agreed to the externally facing use of the recording. 

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Please note you will be expected to actively participate, which includes joining discussion, listening, asking questions, and contributing to activities.