Intersection joined the Horizon 2020 project SeeRRI (Building Self-Sustaining R&I Ecosystems in Europe through Responsible Research and Innovation) that aims to develop a framework and actions for building responsible regional development policies in Europe. Intersection became the part of the Network of Affiliated Territories (NAT) with the objective of contributing to its replication in South-Eastern Europe and other R&I ecosystems across Europe.
Mistra Urban Futures (MUF) addresses one of today’s key societal challenges: How can sustainable urban development be achieved within our planet’s boundaries? Project vision is to achieve sustainable urbanisation where cities are accessible, green and fair. Mission is to generate and use knowledge for transitions towards sustainable urban futures through reflective co-creation at local and global levels.
Time has come again to join forces to gather common stand points and arguments to feed into the “Public consultation on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market” as well as to forthcoming consultations and negotiations regarding FP9. The event was organised by SiS.net2, and our friends at the Swedish National Advocacy Platform for SwafS.
Intersection participated at H2020 SwafS meeting in Brussels, organized by the European Commission. We met with colleagues from all over Europe interested in responsible research and innovation projects and agreed on future consortia.
Intersection is involved in Horizon 2020 NUCLEUS project that investigates how to make Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) a reality in universities and research institutions. The answers to the questions like: what institutional barriers prevent these organisations from engaging with their stakeholders to align research with society’s needs and how can these obstacles be overcome, will give the directions for the establishment of the first Embedded Nucleus in Serbia, being one out of 30 international NUCLEUS test sites.
Intersection’s VP, Divna Vučković, is participating in the NUCLEUS project meeting in Bochum, Germany, on November 21st and 22nd 2016, in cooperation with Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The aim of the meeting is to lay the Foundations for successful NUCLEI, defining the related activities in the next two years of the project.
European Foundations declared the winners of the Responsible Research and Innovation Awards on 21st November 2016 in Brussels. We are extremely proud that a member of our Advisory Board, Jan Riise from Mistra Urban Futures at Swedish Chalmers University of Technology, is one of the winners of this prestigious award for the project “Co-creation of knowledge for sustainable urban development”. Congratulations!
Looking forward to participating at the RRI Tools Final Conference and Ceremony of the European Foundations Award for Responsible Research and Innovation, Brussels, November 21st – 22nd, 2016. “RRI TOOLS” is an EC FP7 project in which the INTERSECTION members had created the South East European RRI Hub.
We look forward to participating at the H2020 NUCLEUS project annual consortium conference taking place in Lyon, France, 12th-14th of October 2016. The conference will put in motion the development of RRI Roadmap strategies to be implemented in 30 NUCLEI sites in 2017, thus approaching the project objective of overcoming institutional barriers to Responsible Research and Innovation.