Today September 16th takes places the first meeting of the European project HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions & Responsible Research and Innovation). The project aims to integrate the concept of “Responsible Research and Innovation” (RRI) in university careers in science and technology, so that research and innovation meets societal needs, values and expectations. The European Commission promotes the practical application of RRI through six key areas: public engagement, ethics, science education, gender equality, open access and scientific governance.
The kick-off meeting will connect all participants and provide an extensive and comprehensive overview of the three years of the initiative. Throughout the meeting, located in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), the key concepts and the different phases of the project will be discussed.
The European project KiiCS (Knowledge Incubation in Innovation and Creation for Science), a three-year old initiative that has involved 18 institutions and has organized activities in which more than 1500 people have participated all over Europe, has come to an end.
The last newsletter of the project, elaborated by the agency KEA European Affairs, gathers the results and recommendations extracted from the three years of KiiCS. The project has favoured the connection between science, technology and art through innovation incubators: collaborative activities to promote interdisciplinariety as a way to understand the creative process.
On February the 25th, 26th and 27th has taken place in Berlin the second edition of the PACITA conference on technology assessment in Europe. During three intensive days of speeches and parallel sessions, participants from all over the world have shared their visions on political decision making regarding the implantation and approval of new technologies.