28th – 29th November 2017, Poznań, Poland

The main goal of this conference is to debate on RRI and socially responsible university. The key word for the meeting is the engagement as universities are called to become a trigger of change, standing at the centre of the debate and moving actors towards action. The new forms of innovation, including social innovations, attract more attention but they also need the new forms of collaboration between universities and its socio-economic partners. The expectations towards universities are high however they need to be understood by all the sides involved in the process.

The conference is organized within a project entitled «Adam Micklewicz University in Poznan as a Participating University – development of a model of collaboration with the social and economic partners» under the DIALOGUE programme opened on 1st July 2016 by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The inter-sectoral debate is needed and the conference replies to those expectations and will be an occasion to discuss the main challenges we are facing nowadays in terms of responsible research. And third mission of the universities. The conference will gather the representatives of European networks and projects, Polish universities, science parks and incubators, as well as policy makers. The agenda is divided into plenary sessions, parallel session and workshops that will allow to conduct a real dialogue during this meeting.

HEIRRI will be present at the conference by the hand of Ružica Tokalić, researcher at the University of Split, member of the HEIRRI consortium. She will participate in the session “Participatory models of education” together with Norbert Steinhaus (moderator), Jakub Brdulak (Ashoka Poland) and Fredrik Bjork (Malmo University).

Thematic lines:

  • New technologies and RRI (nanotechnology, ethical aspects)
  • Social Sciences & Humanities and global, local challenges
  • Socially responsible university
  • Engaged University
  • Participatory action research and service learning
  • Social innovations
  • Science with and for Society, Work Programme 2018-2020, HORIZON 2020
  • Open science, citizen science
  • Science Shops, Science Cafes, Living Labs 

Keynote speakers:
John Goddard, Newcastle University
Maciej Żylicz, President, Foundation for Polish Science
Mateusz Gaczyński, Deputy Director, Department of Innovation & Development, Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Anett Ruszanov, European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)
Norbert Steinahus, Living Knowledge Network
Ružica Tokalić, HEIRRI project