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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).

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Posters of the UK-Colombia Research and Innovation Cooperation (RICO) Workshop

November 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Strengthening UK-Colombia Research & Innovation Cooperation (UK-Colombia RICO): The Role of Foresight and Horizon Scanning

November 24, 2014 Leave a comment
BC UK-CO RICO Workshop Agenda

Workshop Agenda

Under the British Council Researcher Links scheme we are holding a workshop in Cali, Colombia on 26-28 November 2014.The workshop is coordinated by the University of Manchester and the Universidad del Valle. This is a closed event to bring together up to 40 Early Career Researchers (ECR) to explore possible UK-Colombia research and innovation cooperation opportunities in the following areas:

  1. The future of science and innovation policy
  2. The future of agriculture and biodiversity
  3. The future of climate change research
  4. The future of social entrepreneurship
  5. The future of cities & urban planning

Workshop coordinators

Rafael Popper – Coordinator (UK) Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
Javier Medina – Coordinator (CO) Universidad del Valle
Jakob Edler – UK Mentor Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
Gonzalo Ordonez – Colombian Mentor Universidad Externado

Invited speakers

  • Ángela Franco, Vice-Rector for Research, Universidad del Valle
  • Ángela Usseglio, Head of International Office, Colciencias
  • Angélica Pinzón, Director of Education, British Council
  • Chris Rawlings, Director of British Council (BC) Colombia
  • Christopher Banahan, Innovation Officer, British Embassy (BE) Bogotá
  • María del Rosario Hidalgo, FINDETER
  • Simon Ford, Honorary Consul of the UK in Cali

ERCs from the UK

Aidan Rhodes Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
Angélica Liliana Fernández G. University of Manchester
Barend van Maanen University of Southampton
Bhavish Patel Imperial College London
Briony Turner King’s College London
Charikleia Tzanakou University of Warwick
Charles M. Veys University of Manchester
Diana Velasco University of Edinburgh
Dunia H. Urrego University of Exeter
Guillermo Velasco Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
Marcello Di Bonito Nottingham Trent University
Maria Paula Escobar King’s College London
Marina Chang University College London (UCL)
Michele Stua SPRU, University of Sussex
Norin Arshed Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Raquel Ajates Gónzalez City University London
Rebecca (Becky) Mawhood Imperial Centre for Energy Policy and Technology
Veronica Sanchez Romaguera Manchester Entreprise Centre, MBS
Vimal Karani S. Hugh Sinclair University of Reading

ECRs from Colombia

Adriana Patricia López Valencia Universidad del Valle
Bernardo Barona Universidad del Valle
Boris Johnson Restrepo Universidad de Cartagena
Carlos A. Herrera Universidad del Valle
Carlos M. Nupia Colombian Observatory of Science & Technology (OCyT)
Clara Inés Pardo Martínez Universidad del Rosario
Diana Milena Caicedo Universidad EAN
Diego Cardona Universidad del Rosario
Edgar Julián Gálvez Albarracín Universidad del Valle
Fabian Mendez Universidad del Valle
Fernando Colmenares Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
Jaime Sierra Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Javier Andrés Castro Universidad del Valle
Jean Alexander Leon Guevara Mariana University
Mónica María Valle Flórez GIC Politécnico Colombiano
Myriam Sánchez M. Corporacion Biotec
Olandy Naranjo Rivera UNAC University
Rosa Emilia Bermúdez Rico Universidad del Valle

Please click here to download the Workshop Agenda

Open Call: British Council workshop on UK-Colombia cooperation in research and innovation (26-28 Nov 2014)

October 1, 2014 Leave a comment

britishcouncil_researchlinkslockup_630x354Open Call for participants to workshop on: “Strengthening UK-Colombia Research & Innovation Cooperation (UK-Colombia RICO): The Role of Foresight and Horizon Scanning.” Under the British Council Researcher Links scheme we will be holding a workshop in Cali, Colombia on 26-28 November 2014.

The workshop is being coordinated by Dr. Rafael Popper from the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) of the University of Manchester and Dr. Javier Medina from the Colombian Foresight, Innovation and Knowledge Management Institute of the Universidad del Valle, and will have contributions from other leading researchers Prof. Jakob Edler, Prof. Stephen Flint, Prof. Edgar Varela Barrios and Prof. Gonzalo Ordonez-Matamoros.

The workshop will explore possible UK-Colombia cooperation opportunities in the following areas:

  1. The future of science and innovation policies
  2. The future of agriculture competitiveness
  3. The future of climate change research
  4. The future of entrepreneurship
  5. The future of cities

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK or Colombia to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Researcher Links programme. Please click here to download the application form with more details on the initiative and the workshop. Interested candidates should complete the form and send it to Siobhan.Drugan@manchester.ac.uk before the extended deadline of 17 October 2014.

British Council: Convocatoria abierta a taller de investigación Reino Unido – Colombia (26-28 Noviembre 2014)

September 30, 2014 Leave a comment

britishcouncil_researchlinkslockup_630x354Fortalecimiento de la cooperation en Investigación e Innovación entre el Reino Unido y Colombia: El rol de la Prospectiva y la Exploración de Horizontes. A través del proyecto Newton Fund-Researcher Links se patrocinará el taller en la ciudad de Cali, que se llevará a cabo desde el 26 hasta el 28 noviembre 2014.

El taller está siendo coordinado por el Dr. Rafael Popper del Instituto de Investigación en Innovación (MIoIR) de la Escuela de Negocios de la Universidad de Manchester y el Dr. Javier Medina del Instituto de Prospectiva Innovación y Gestión del Conocimiento de la Universidad del Valle, y contará con las contribuciones de otros investigadores líderes Prof. Jakob Edler, Prof. Stephen Flint, Prof. Edgar Varela Barrios y Profesor Gonzalo Ordóñez-Matamoros.

El taller explorará oportunidades de cooperación en investigación e innovación en los siguientes temas:

  1. El futuro de las políticas de ciencia e innovación
  2. El futuro de la competitividad agrícola
  3. El futuro de la investigación en cambio climático
  4. El futuro del emprendimiento
  5. El futuro de las ciudades

Todos los investigadores del Reino Unido y Colombia a postularse para asistir a este taller deben enviar a Siobhan.Drugan@manchester.ac.uk antes de la fecha límite extendida: 17 de octubre de 2014 el formulario de solicitud descargable aquí. Los gastos de viaje y alojamiento serán cubiertos por el programa Reseracher Links. Para mayor información, favor leer el formulario de solicitud o comunicarse directamente con Rafael.Popper@mbs.ac.uk.

UK science and innovation delegation visits Colombia

April 16, 2012 Leave a comment

A high-level UK science and innovation delegation visited Bogota, Medellin and Cali to discuss opportunities.

The UK is a world leader in science and innovation. The UK has won 76 Nobel Prizes for science and technology. That’s second in the world and more than anywhere else in Europe. Many of the most life-changing innovations over the last 25 years have had key parts made, designed or developed in the UK – from the World Wide Web to the cell phone with GSM services, General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) and dual-mode 3G. The UK is Europe’s leading market for software and IT services. London has more software and IT services companies than any major US city. Tech City, London is the largest and fastest-growing tech cluster in Europe, with over 600 digital and media companies located in and around East London.

UK Science and Innovation Delegation to ColombiaGiven the UK’s key strengths in science and innovation and following the Guest of Government visit to London by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a high-level UK science and innovation delegation (Professor David Clary, Dr Tunde Idowu, Consultant Paul Simmonds, Dr Rafael Popper, Dr Geoff Gregson and UK Prosperity Officer in Colombia Peter Bainbridge) visited Bogota, Medellin and Cali to discuss opportunities to identify how the UK and Colombia can develop a stronger relationship on science and innovation.

During the visit, the delegation met representatives from Colciencias, the National Planning Department, the offices of the Mayor of Medellin and Cali, the Governor of Antioquia’s office, Tecnnova, RUTA N and a number of universities to identify areas for collaboration – including in the areas of nanotechnology, health, urban planning, transportation and the commercialisation of science.

The delegation expressed their delight to be invited to Colombia and look forward to developing a deeper relationship with Colombia on science and innovation.

See also Spanish version at Reino Unido visita a Colombia en temas de ciencia e innovación

Developing National Innovation Systems: The role of science and technology policies (Dubai, UAE)

March 1, 2011 Comments off
PMI2 Connect Policy Dialogue – The British Council in conjunction with the National Research Foundation, UAE. Under the patronage of His Excellency, Sheikh Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research; United Arab Emirates
27 February – 2 March 2011, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel, United Arab Emirates
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Developing National Innovation Systems

Developing National Innovation Systems

In 2005 the UK Prime Minister renewed his commitment to internationalising UK education and the development of mutually beneficial education partnerships with other countries through a second ‘Prime Minister’s Initiative’ (PMI2).  A key strand of this initiative is the strengthening of strategic collaboration at policy and institutional level.

Building mutual and sustainable research partnerships between Higher Education Institutions in the UK and Gulf States is a priority under the PMI2 Connect funding opportunities.  Following a Policy Dialogue held in Al Ain in February 2010 entitled Building International Research Cultures and Business Outreach, four symposia on areas of mutual research interest (water security, diabetes, carbon capture and alternative energy) are being organised to lay the foundation for UK – Gulf university partnerships in these areas to incorporate knowledge exchange and transfer activities in addition to pure research. This second Policy Dialogue has helped to set the context for these partnerships in terms of national agendas.

The following link shows PDF version of Developing National Innovation Systems (Popper, 2011)

It aims to support the Gulf States further to develop their national innovation systems with particular focus upon science and technology policies by:

  • understanding the strategies of a range of governments, including some which faced similar challenges;
  • considering the strengths and weaknesses of their various approaches and their potential transferability to the Gulf region;
  • encouraging collaboration and knowledge transfer between HEIs and industry in order to drive economic growth;
  • reviewing the potential advantages of regional cooperation; and
  • developing an informal network of senior policy makers and influential practitioners in research and knowledge exchange.