Wednesday 29

StiRRIng up young ICT minds - what RRI means for an ICT start-up?

Posted by Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 29 Jun 2016

Right beside the Bega channel, where white vaporetto-s are sailing, there is a brand new, futuristic office building, owned by the Timisoara Mayor Hall, fully administrated and operated by young entrepreneurs from Timisoara: INCUBOXX.

A room full of young and bright minds. Curious questioning eyes focused on the two presenters in front. The presentation starts. A word cannot pass without being reflected upon. Each slide is followed closely. Each aspect of RRI is discussed. Each statement – thoroughly examined and broken down to bits simple enough to know “what’s in it for me?” The RRI concept is indeed stirring up minds.

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Monday 13

To be or not be... responsible - that is the question

Posted by Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 13 Jun 2016

That was the question we posed at a public debate organized by the Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Sofia Science Festival 2016 which took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. From 12th to 15th May the capital of Bulgaria was transformed into a capital of the science world. Different stands at Zaimov park revealed the wonders of the world we all live in. Laws of physics made forks and spoons defy gravity, ancient skeleton mystery was revealed, space adventures were shown at a closer look, many of us stepped into Antarctic explorers’ shoes while others got to know the virus from inside, and we all had the chance to print in 3D our favourite cartoon character. And while some people could “touch” science outside in the park, many others attended the lectures inside the Sofia theatre, where scientists discussed hot topics on stage, little known facts were placed under the spotlight and citizens could learn the truth from its very source - the researchers and scientists. Discussions on gravitational waves, extraterrestrial life and gene editing naturally lead to the question of responsibility and ethics in research.

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Tuesday 07

"La Caixa" Foundation and IrsiCaixa offer training on Responsible Research and Innovation to over 100 professionals from the scientific community

Posted by IrsiCaixa on 07 Jun 2016

The Spanish Hub of the RRI Tools European project, led by Obra Social "la Caixa" and IrsiCaixa, organized three training seminars on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in May 2016, in which more than 100 people from all over the country participated. These meetings are part of the training programme that the consortium organizes throughout Europe with the aim of promoting RRI between the research communitybusiness and industrypolicy makerscivil society organizations and the educational community. The events took place at the CosmoCaixa Barcelona on 4th, the CaixaForum in Madrid on 24th and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid on 30th May.

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Friday 13

A city with a history and a project with a future

Posted by IrsiCaixa and UCL on 13 May 2016

Istanbul’s striking Sultan Ahmed mosque – known as the Blue Mosque for its beautiful tiled interior – built in 1609-16

With the allure of the Grand Bazaar, the splendour of the Blue Mosque, the treasures of the Topkapi Museum, and the smells, tastes and sounds of the city all around you, why on Earth would you spend your time cooped up in a hotel room? Responsible research and innovation!

The international network Public Communication of Science and Technology met last week (April 25-28) in the historic city of Istanbul, where East really does meet West, where Europe meets Asia, and where cultures mingle to produce a vibrancy that rivals anywhere in the World. And the RRI Tools project organized a workshop to explain and train on responsibility in innovation and research that garnered 25 participants from every continent. 

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