Tuesday 24

Ecsite - Beyond RRI Tools

Posted by Antonina Khodzhaeva on 24 Jan 2017

Almost one month passed since the official end of the project on 31 December 2016, but we firmly believe that the traces and the impact the project left behind will be visible long after its end, and the connections will continue further on and hopefully lead to new collaborations and projects. 

In the past months, Ecsite together with several science centres and museums including AHHAA Science Centre (Estonia), Science Animation (France), Museo delle Scienze  (Italy), Ciência Viva – Pavillion of Knowledge (Portugal), NEMO (the Netherlands) – members of the Ecsite network, partners of RRI Tools project and beyond – has been working on the Quick Start Guide on implementing RRI in science engagement organisations

 

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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 03

Gathering RRI & RRI learning practices: the HEIRRI database is now online!

Posted by HEIRRI on 03 Nov 2016

The new database of the HEIRRI project is now published online and available for everyone interested in RRI and RRI learning! The database compiles 23 exemplary cases related to RRI and RRI learning in higher education institutions, such as EU projects, different teaching/pedagogical approaches, programmes, courses, a policy document and a report.

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Monday 17

Multi-stakeholder involvement in nanotechnologies - an innovative approach

Posted by NANO2ALL on 17 Oct 2016

Multi-stakeholder involvement in research and innovation

The European Commission actively promotes the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and the process of aligning research and innovation (R&I) with societal values, needs and expectations. Practices that enable such an alignment are of high relevance in all scientific and technological domains, not least emerging technologies, including the field of nanotechnologies.

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