Wanted: Citizen bloggers with eco-innovation focus

uw-logo-new-6UrbanWINS, a 3-year long EU-funded project, is looking for talented and curious writers for blogging on eco-innovative activities for waste prevention and management in eight European cities: Cremona, Albano Laziale, Pomezia, Torino, Leiria, Bucharest, Manresa and Sabadell. We want everyone living in the cities to be able to discover how eco-innovation happens locally, through attractive and accessible stories told in the local language.

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2017 SCRIPT Award: 100 words for $1000


The SCRIPT Award, launched in 2008, celebrates excellence in writing by science graduates. The challenge of the SCRIPT Award is to write a “mini epic” and the winning prize is $1000 (Canadian dollars). The SCRIPT Award 2017 is open to any writers who have, or are enrolled in, a postgraduate science degree or science-related postgraduate diploma or healthcare qualification as of May 1, 2017.
The mini-epic must be in English, can be on any topic (nonscientific topics are encouraged) and must be exactly 100 words in length, excluding the title. To confirm academic and/or healthcare qualifications of Entrants, SCRIPT may contact the awarding institution, medical association or similar. The final decision on eligibility will rest with SCRIPT, with no right of appeal. Full-time employees of SCRIPT or members of the immediate family of, or someone domiciled with, an employee of SCRIPT are not eligible to enter. Members of the Judging Panel, their immediate families, their immediate colleagues, their graduate students or someone domiciled with a member of the Judging Panel are not eligible to enter.

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Campus Gutenberg of Communication and Scientific Culture celebrates its 6th edition

cg2016On September 12th and 13th in Barcelona the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences of Pompeu Fabra University and the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) will host the 6th edition of Campus Gutenberg, an open scientific communication summer school that has become an unmissable meeting point among people involved in science communication, science journalism and those generally interested in the relationship of science and society.

Several activities will take place to promote dialogue between speakers and attendees. Such as workshops where participants will learn new techniques of scientific communication through experimentation and participation, ideas labs to share initiatives and exchange opinions regarding innovative projects and debates for specific topics. A “beer for science” event will close the night.
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Intellectual disability focuses the 2nd scientific coffee on rare diseases

cafecientific_2On Friday, 26 February, will take place the second session of the initiative “ Progressing with and for you: Scientific Coffees about Rare Diseases“. On this occasion, the central topic will be the intellectual disability and it will count with the participation of Andrés Ozaita, Principal Investigator at the Lab of Neuropharmacology of DCEXS from Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Victoria Campuzano, researcher at the Genetics Unit of DCEXS and member of CIBERERGemma Aznar, attached doctor at the neuropediatrics query of Hospital del Mar, andÓscar García, coordinator of the Research Group on Child and Environment Program of Neuroscience at the Institute Hospital del Mar Medical Research.
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The HEIRRI project launches its blog


GRADIENTThe HEIRRI project has launched its new blog  to present the development of this Horizon2020 initiative which aims to integrate the concept of “Responsible Research and Innovation” (RRI) in the science and engineering degrees.

The blog features information about events and activities throughout HEIRRI, including news, press releases and relevant resources about Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). The new blog also links with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and, soon, Researchgate, and also offers a general view of current activities and ongoing projects related to RRI.
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4rt edition of Il·lustraciència, an award on scientific illustration

PosterEspañolIllustraciencia4From 11th January to 15th March 2016 you can participate at Il·lustraciència, an international award on scientific illustration organized by the Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica (Catalan Association of Science Communication, ACCC) and sponsored by the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, FECYT).

Can participate at this call all work teams or individuals aged over 18 years old regardless of the country of residence and each participant is able to submit only a single work. The subject of the illustrations must be related to science or nature and the technique is free. The proposals shall enclose a 150-200 words description of it in Spanish, Catalan or English. Rules of the call.
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Call for proposals for the European Foundations Award for Responsible Research and Innovation

efarriThe European Foundations Award for Responsible Research & Innovation has been launched with the aim of celebrating excellent research practices in which the process requirements of RRI have successfully been integrated throughout the research process.  There will be three award winners of 20.000€ each.

Universities, research centres, individual researchers, research consortia, civil society organizations and any other type of organization involved in a responsible research practice in Europe can apply to the award. The research must be ongoing or has been finalised not earlier than 2013.
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Come to discover what neuro-enhancement is!

nerriNext Sunday April 26th at 10:30am will take place the workshop “NERRI Project: what is neuro-enhancement?”, organized by Universitat Pompeu Fabra inside NOVUM, the Barcelona Science, Technology and Innovation Festival in the framework of the NERRI European project.

The workshop will consist on a Play Decide, that is an informal debate that uses conversation, ethical challenges and legal limitations to help discover what neuro-enhancement is and up to what extent are we willing to accept it. The dynamic and team-based game advances when questions are asked, opinions shared and new mindsets developed.
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Comencen els diàlegs de l’ARA entre ciència i art

Logo-ARA_imagelargeEl 19 de febrer al CCCB es presenta el nou projecte anomenat ARA Ciència+Art des d’on es vol contribuir a desdibuixar fronteres entre les ciències i les arts amb una nova sèrie de 13 vídeos. Acte obert a tothom prèvia inscripció aquí.

L’acte serà presentat pel periodista Antoni Bassas i hi participaran dos científics, Eudald Carbonell (director del IPHES) i Manel Estaller (director del programa d’Epigenètica i Biologia del Càncer IDIBELL) i 2 artistes, Sergi Buka (il·lusionista) i Pepa Plana (pallassa).
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