How to write an impact case
KTH has put together documents that are useful when writing an impact case. Below is a template for writing a simple impact case as well as a detailed guide on how to write a strong case that tells the story all the way from underlying research and education to actual impact on society.
Use these headlines when writing a simple impact case.
Title of case study
- 'Case study concerning the impact of research:xxx '
- 'Case study concerning the impact of education: xxx'
Summary of the impact
Maximum 150 words, including:
- An explanation of the nature of the impact, how far-reaching it is/who the beneficiaries are, and how significant the benefits are (reach and significance)
- Explain the main activities that led to the impact stated.
Maximum 200 words, including:
- An outline of the underpinning research was when this was undertaken and by whom.
- Research publications (maximum eight, including the number of citations)
Sources to support the impact case
- External reports
- Links to web pages
- Contact details of a user(s) to corroborate the impact
- Factual statements already provided by key users/beneficiaries to corroborate the impact
In need of assistance? Contact your school's impact communicator.
This in-depth detailed guide (primarily for KTH faculty) is practical when wanting to write a strong impact case: