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DIT to host Living Knowledge Conference 2016

Posted: 11 August, 2015

Dublin Institute of Technology is preparing to host a major European conference in June 2016

This conference is part of a new EC project to promote Responsible Research and Innovation

The Living Knowledge 7 Conference will bring together local communities, civil society organisations, students, researchers and educators to explore ways to make research more responsive to society, and to make innovation more inclusive and universal.

The DIT Access and Civic Engagement Office (ACE) and the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre (LTTC) have taken on the task of organising this major event and they are inviting submissions from anyone who would like to suggest ideas for interactive, collaborative and engaging sessions to be included in the conference programme. 

 

                                                  EnRRICH Consortium members

Dr. Catherine Bates, conference organiser, says the theme of the conference is “Inspire - Integrating community based partnership into learning and teaching for responsible research and innovation (RRI).   “This conference will seek to answer questions such as how more people can be encouraged to use the results of publicly funded research; how can academics and community partners inspire students to become engaged researchers and social innovators; and how can we inspire each other to change our thinking and try new approaches.”

The call for submissions for the conference can be found here: http://www.livingknowledge.org/livingknowledge/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/LK7-call-for-submissions_August-2015.pdf

The 7th Living Knowledge Conference is part of the EnRRICH project (Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education).  The project is funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 and involves a consortium of 11 universities, a research institute and an NGO, from 10 different countries.  To read more about Responsible Research and Innovation please click here:

https://ec.europa.eu/research/swafs/pdf/pub_public_engagement/responsible-research-and-innovation-leaflet_en.pdf

For more information please contact: 

Dr Catherine Bates, DIT Access and Civic Engagement Office – Catherine.bates@dit.ie