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2014 in review

December 31, 2014 Leave a comment

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,700 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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The best 2014 Christmas present a proud husband in love could receive!

December 18, 2014 Leave a comment

Dear colleagues and friends,

This self-explanatory picture shows what I’m happily and proudly celebrating today!

Monika Popper's MBS Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Monika Popper’s MBS Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

As a result, for the rest of 2014 this blog will be renamed to match my feelings. This may not sound very “professional” but we live only once and I hope readers and followers will understand and share this joy ūüôā

Best wishes,

Monika Popper’s husband

VERA project final event (January 21-22, 2015)

December 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Location / Venue: FONDATION UNIVERSITAIRE, 11 rue d’Egmont, B-1000 Brussels.

This conference will be the final event of the VERA Forward Visions on the European Research Area project. The conference is targeted at policy makers at the European level concerned with Science, Technology and Innovation Policies (STIP) and at stakeholder groups having followed and participated in VERA activities before. It is open to experts and everybody interested in the subject.

The VERA foresight process focuses on the European Research and Innovation Landscapes and Governance in 2030. It is – inspired by profoundly different¬†future scenarios¬†– an exercise to look for¬†policy issues we need to prioritize today. In that sense, we are trying to build a consensus among STI stakeholders: Looking out for those issues which appeared repeatedly in the different VERA backcasting approaches with stakeholders in VERA focus groups and the VERA¬†symposium¬†(see pictures below!) as well as in a ‚Äúpolicy lensing‚ÄĚ analysis done by the VERA team.

The conference will offer these insights relevant for all STI policy makers, and it shall feed and inspire structured debates about the future of the European Research Area (ERA) and the political and societal priorities underpinning its (r)evolution.

The detailed agenda of the event will be made available in the forthcoming weeks.

Registration are available here!

Pictures from the VERA Symposium in Manchester (October 23-24, 2014)

UK-Colombia RICO Futures blog launched

December 7, 2014 Leave a comment

Visit our new blog aimed to promote UK-Colombia Research and Innovation Cooperation (RICO).

RICO Futures