4th NUCLEUS International Conference: “Living RRI: opening research to the needs and values of society”
The 4th NUCLEUS Conference will present the results of nearly three years of case studies and RRI test-beds, designed to apply stakeholder-related approaches of Responsible Research and Innovation in real contexts. Be inspired by seeing a new “DNA for RRI” arise during the process, that will help universities to grow and integrate this array of values and practices.
Participants will include representatives from the 25 consortium members, which comprise China and South Africa. Beyond the project, invitations go out to EU commissioners and REA: those involved in RRI and the new triple-O strategy and Framework 9 – Open Science, Open Data, Open to the World.
NUCLEUS’ goal is a long-term, sustainable culture of responsible research in universities, and this is dependent on understanding the perspectives of all interacting stakeholders from policymaking, civil society, media, economy and public engagement. Come and meet a community of like-minded individuals who are developing a New Understanding of Communication, Learning and Engagement in Universities and Scientific Institutions.
Three keynotes, 8 parallel workshops and several interactive sessions are part of the menu that we are crafting, to offer you a rich and engaging experience, in the beautiful setting of the University of Malta, in Valletta.
Expect to learn from NUCLEUS findings: we are in the third phase of our project, which has seen the embedding of Responsible Research and Innovation into institutions on three continents. At the heart of our project are the 10 universities that act as “test beds” for making RRI an everyday part of the governance and practice of research institutions. From Europe, China and South Africa these institutions, or Nuclei, as we call them, will bring their insights into the practical implementation of RRI. These experiences, combined with invited contributions from other RRI projects and relevant stakeholders linked to Open Science, will make this conference a unique opportunity for networking, getting new ideas and learning from the practitioners.
Keynote speakers: - Giulia Bubbolini, from the Center for Innovation and Sustainable Economy in Italy, sharing her vast experience in policy making and entrepreneurship;
- Paul Manners, director of the National Centre for Coordination of Public Engagement in the UK presenting insights into meaningful collaborations. - Maria Acaso, bringing creative visions from the arts as a disruptive intervention into how we think about education and governance.
The event will be moderated by Bernie Quillinan, experienced ambassador and leader of participatory research at the University of Limerick.