RAINCOAT (Research And INnovation for COllective impAcT) aims to instill a different mindset of how academia, industry, and communities can work together on complex problems and improve knowledge translation.

What is the inspiration behind RAINCOAT?

Knowledge Translation and its’ idea of researchers interacting with knowledge users has immense potential but has not been used to the fullest, as academia is guided by inflexible processes. This gap catalyzed the start of RAINCOAT. We are aiming to instill a different mindset of how knowledge from academia is not a one-way street, but a two-way street where knowledge of industry professionals and community members are key in addressing societal problems and can improve the dynamic process of knowledge translation.

Who is featured on RAINCOAT?

As our name suggests, we want to highlight the intentional way of working together and sharing information for the purpose of solving a complex health-related problem in various contexts that work beyond just academia. We’ve brought in leaders from stellar interdisciplinary projects to show how academic knowledge, industry processes, and community involvement can come together to solve wicked health problems and translate them into practice.

What can we look forward to in future episodes?

RAINCOAT Conversations highlight research and innovation whether from academia, industry, or community, for collective impact. Look forward to be inspired for your own projects. Connect with us on Twitter @RaincoatPodcast and on all major streaming platforms!

Outside of your own research, school, and RAINCOAT, what do you like to do in your free time?

In our free time, we enjoy trying out new foods, spending time outdoors, and playing tennis!

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