Science is part of almost every aspect of our lives. Although we rarely think about it, science makes extraordinary things possible. At the flick of a switch, we have light and electricity. When we are ill, science helps us get better. It tells us about the past, helps us with the present, and creates ways to improve our future.
SiS.net will arrange the first brokerage event for Science with and for Society together with the European Commission on Wednesday 2 of April in Brussels
The main objective of the SwafS Brokerage Event is to provide first-hand information by the European Commission officials about the Science with and for Society Call for proposals,which was launched on the 11th December 2013 and to bring all stakeholders together (universities, research institutions, civil society organisations, SMEs, public bodies, science centres etc.), in order to meet potential coordinators and partners in a fruitful networking environment.
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will host the 2nd Innovation Convention in Brussels on March 10 and 11, 2014.
Already established as Europe’s leading innovation event, the Convention will bring together a unique gathering of world-class visionaries and innovators, including CEOs from some of Europe's top companies, young innovators and net-entrepreneurs, such as the founders of Prezi and Storify.
It will explore innovation in all its facets and cover a variety of themes with more than 2000 visitors expected to attend to hear a range of speakers including: the CEOs of Telefonica, Jaguar Landrover, Airbus, Bayer, Nokia, Safran Group and Sanofi Aventis, Nobel Prize winner Serge Haroche, Professor Athene Donald from Cambridge and Lord Patten from Oxford, among many others.
The objective is this study is to provide scientific evidence, data, analysis and policy intelligence to support directly Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) research funding activities and policy-making activities in relation with Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Specifically, the study aims to determine the scope and the benefits or Responsible Research and Innovation for Europe, based on a sound operationalization of the concept.