Thursday 01

The RRI Tools final conference: some highlights

Posted by RRI Tools on 01 Dec 2016

The RRI Tools final conference took place on November 21st and 22nd 2016 in Brussels. An agora designed to friendly share and analyse how research and innovation can be further built upon more open and responsible foundations, this event gathered over 250 participants. Nearly 80 speakers shared their views with the public on the future of openness of research and innovation and the social impact of science. On Monday 21st, the sessions reviewed the main goals and outcomes of the RRI Tools project, taking stock of what we have achieved so far. On Tuesday 22nd, the sessions aimed at opening the perspectives on Responsible Research and Innovation in the other parts of the world, and in the future, beyond the 2020 horizon. You can browse here through the full programme of the conference.

Relive some of the highlights of the final conference with this Storify feed. Watch also the photo album of the final conference and download the much-praised RRI Tools booklet for a practical tour of Responsible Research and Innovation.

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Monday 28

PERFORM meeting – World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016

Posted by UNESCO on 28 Nov 2016

The world is facing a global crisis in science education, as seen by diminishing number of youngsters interested in studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). A considerable percentage of young people in the world are not interested in STEM careers mainly because they perceive science as boring and difficult, and they feel they lack the necessary skills to deal with such topics. Such negative perceptions discourage adolescents from actively seeking to learn about science, explore career options in STEM fields, and undervalue the role of science in society.

PERFORM is a European Commission- funded project aiming to investigate the effects of the use of innovative science education methods, based on performing arts, in fostering young peoples’ motivations and engagement with STEM in selected secondary schools in France, Spain and the United Kingdom.

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Thursday 24

Responsible development of quantum computing

Posted by Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) on 24 Nov 2016

UK government's quantum technologies strategy is aimed at making use of the astounding properties of quantum mechanics to develop a new generation of products which promise to transform our lives profoundly. The strategy actively promotes responsible research and innovation to ensure that these new products are socially desirable and embraced by the public.

Now one of the hubs set up as part of this strategy, Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) based at the University of Oxford, has produced a short animation explaining some of the RRI issues in quantum technologies, one of a series produced by each of the hubs.

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Thursday 17

Imagining RRI after Brexit

Posted by UCL on 17 Nov 2016

Following the momentous decision by the UK to leave the EU on 23 June 2016, there has been much turmoil and confusion about the future of UK access to and engagement with EU funding and projects. According to one report: “UK universities have in the region of 100,000 collaborative links involving UK-based researchers working with their European counterparts.” It goes on to say that sixty percent of all internationally co-authored research papers produced by the country's scientists include at least one European co-author, and EU money enables UK universities to work together across a continent, to lead multinational collaborations, and to share in European resources, data and expertise.

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Thursday 01

The RRI Tools final conference: some highlights

Posted by RRI Tools on 01 Dec 2016

The RRI Tools final conference took place on November 21st and 22nd 2016 in Brussels. An agora designed to friendly share and analyse how research and innovation can be further built upon more open and responsible foundations, this event gathered over 250 participants. Nearly 80 speakers shared their views with the public on the future of openness of research and innovation and the social impact of science. On Monday 21st, the sessions reviewed the main goals and outcomes of the RRI Tools project, taking stock of what we have achieved so far. On Tuesday 22nd, the sessions aimed at opening the perspectives on Responsible Research and Innovation in the other parts of the world, and in the future, beyond the 2020 horizon. You can browse here through the full programme of the conference.

Relive some of the highlights of the final conference with this Storify feed. Watch also the photo album of the final conference and download the much-praised RRI Tools booklet for a practical tour of Responsible Research and Innovation.

...

See More
Monday 28

PERFORM meeting – World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016

Posted by UNESCO on 28 Nov 2016

The world is facing a global crisis in science education, as seen by diminishing number of youngsters interested in studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). A considerable percentage of young people in the world are not interested in STEM careers mainly because they perceive science as boring and difficult, and they feel they lack the necessary skills to deal with such topics. Such negative perceptions discourage adolescents from actively seeking to learn about science, explore career options in STEM fields, and undervalue the role of science in society.

PERFORM is a European Commission- funded project aiming to investigate the effects of the use of innovative science education methods, based on performing arts, in fostering young peoples’ motivations and engagement with STEM in selected secondary schools in France, Spain and the United Kingdom.

...

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Thursday 24

Responsible development of quantum computing

Posted by Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) on 24 Nov 2016

UK government's quantum technologies strategy is aimed at making use of the astounding properties of quantum mechanics to develop a new generation of products which promise to transform our lives profoundly. The strategy actively promotes responsible research and innovation to ensure that these new products are socially desirable and embraced by the public.

Now one of the hubs set up as part of this strategy, Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) based at the University of Oxford, has produced a short animation explaining some of the RRI issues in quantum technologies, one of a series produced by each of the hubs.

...

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Thursday 17

Imagining RRI after Brexit

Posted by UCL on 17 Nov 2016

Following the momentous decision by the UK to leave the EU on 23 June 2016, there has been much turmoil and confusion about the future of UK access to and engagement with EU funding and projects. According to one report: “UK universities have in the region of 100,000 collaborative links involving UK-based researchers working with their European counterparts.” It goes on to say that sixty percent of all internationally co-authored research papers produced by the country's scientists include at least one European co-author, and EU money enables UK universities to work together across a continent, to lead multinational collaborations, and to share in European resources, data and expertise.

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