Elsevier Atlas Award Ceremony and Panel Debate: ‘The relation between research and societal needs’

20 March 2020
University of Sussex Business School 

Due to the coronavirus unprecedented situation, the Atlas Award Ceremony and Panel Discussion has been postponed until further notice. We will be contacting everyone again, when the circumstances permit us to have new dates.

The Science Policy Research Unit is hosting the Elsevier Atlas Award Ceremony for the presentation of the Atlas trophy to its two distinguished researchers, and STRINGS project team members, Dr Tommaso Ciarli and Dr Ismael Rafols. The trophy has been awarded in recognition of their article “The relation between research priorities and societal demands: The case of rice”, in Research Policy.

Event Schedule:  

18:00-18:30 Award presentation and speeches
18:30-20:05 Panel Debate ‘The relation between research and societal needs’
20:05 -20:30 Drinks reception

Participants include:

  • Professor Joanna Chataway, Head of Department of Science Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), University College London
  • Dr Tommaso Ciarli, Senior Research Fellow, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex
  • Dr Jude Fransman, Research Fellow, Institute of Educational Technology, Co-Convener of the Rethinking Research Collaborative, The Open University
  • Dr Alessandra Galiè, Senior Scientist- Gender, International Livestock Research Institute
  • Professor Jeremy Kent Hall, Director, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex
  • Professor Ben Martin, Science and Technology Policy Studies, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex
  • Professor Steve McGuire, Dean, University of Sussex Business School, University of Sussex
  • Professor Paul Nightingale Director of Strategy and Operations, ESRC, Professor of Strategy, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex
  • Dr Andrew Plume, Senior Director, Research Evaluation, Elsevier
  • Professor Ed Steinmueller, Information & Communication Technology Policy, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex
  • Professor Andrew Stirling, Science and Technology Policy, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex
  • Professor Paul Struik, Crop Systems Biology, Centre for Crop Systems Analysis, Wageningen University & Research
  • Dr Andrew Plume, Senior Director, Research Evaluation, Elsevier
  • Professor Andrew Stirling, Science and Technology Policy, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex
  • Professor Paul Struik, Crop Systems Biology, Centre for Crop Systems Analysis, Wageningen University & Research

To attend, please register here by Friday 13 March

New Book Published: Inclusive Innovation – Evidence and Options in Rural India

A new book, edited by Rajeswari S. Raina and Keshab Das, explores the role of inclusive innovation for development in rural India. The book presents cases of substantive technological changes and institutional reforms enabling inclusive innovation in rural manufacturing, sustainable agriculture, and health services. It also discusses the processes of technological learning in traditional informal networks, as well as in formal modern commodity markets. These cases offer lessons to enable learning and change within the state and formal science and technology (S&T) organizations.

The book, published by Springer, can be accessed here.

Higher Education: global engagement to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals 2030

27 – 29 January 2020
Wilton Park, West Sussex

Dr Tommaso Ciarli attended this Wilton Park and Association of Commonwealth Universities dialogue, which brought together those who are leading the strategies of Universities and their international outreach, with academic and other experts on the Sustainable Development Goals. The event explored the ways in which the Higher Education sector can actively engage with and contribute fully to the delivery of the SDGs. Key questions included:

  • How can universities be a major delivery agent of the SDGs?
  • How can the range of universities’ contributions with partners to sustainable development be recognised and incentivised?
  • How can the HE sector act more as stewards for the SDGs and ‘articulate the common good’ beyond teaching, research and outreach?
  • How does HE advocate its role on the international stage?

To find out more, please see the event programme.