The 1st Conference of the European project HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation), which will take place on March 18th at the science museum CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, is now open for inscriptions. To register for free fill this form: http://heirri.eu/1st-heirri-conference/registration/
The 1st HEIRRI Conference, with the title “Teaching Responsible Research and Innovation at University”, will bring together professionals working in Research and Innovation, including higher education institutions, research centres, institutions of formal and informal learning, public institutions, industry, and civil society organisations.
The 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.
The next 25th of February from 18h to 20h, the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society of Pompeu Fabra University (SCS-UPF) will organize a workshop on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) as the final event to celebrate the ending of the NERRI Project (Neuro-enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation). The event is open to the public and will take place at the Charles Darwin room of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). The workshop is structured to discover the different models of citizen participation in the framework of the experience with NERRI. The main results of the project will be analyzed, in particular, the opinions and attitudes of the European citizenship towards the research and application of techniques to increase cognitive capacities in healthy individuals (memory, calculus, concentration capacity, etc.).
The 1st HEIRRI Conference, Teaching Responsible Research and Innovation at University, will take place in Barcelona on March 18th 2016. The event will bring together around 100 professionals from European organisations working in Research and Innovation, including higher education institutions, research centres, institutions of formal and informal learning, public institutions, industry, and civil society organisations. Preliminary conference programme here.
Jeroen van den Hoven
Jeroen van den Hoven , a renowned expert on Values and Technology and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), will be on November 4th in Barcelona giving the lecture “Responsible innovation: a new paradigm in H2020”
The speaker will bring us his experience at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research in implementing RRI at a practical level and will explain the importance of RRI to align research and innovation with the needs, values and expectations of society and to overcome controversies related to new technologies.