Knowledge Brokering

This is an idea that has been around for a while. It is prominent in the field of Health.

a broker: One employed as a middleman to transact business or negotiate bargains; often specialized as bill broker, cotton broker, pawnbroker, shipbroker, woolbroker. Formerly also 'jobber, agent, factor, commission agent'

So it is a kind of middle person role. Linking research to/with practice and or policy. It's a bit old hat but has interesting and distinctive possibilities.

This is the role most teachers play.

Universities and professors earn their keep by distributing seminal ideas originated elsewhere by geniuses: they’re simply radio transmitters for the intellectual giants who live apart from the academic ratpack— Leonard Krieger