GEAP's implementation:

genovate official siteThe GENOVATE Community is a platform which enables GENOVATE partners to share institutional information and case studies, and facilitates the coordination of a buddy system for bench learning.

The GENOVATE Community consist of seven GENOVATE partner institutions; the GENOVATE International Advisory Board; key strategic collaborators and stakeholders and the general public. It is a mechanism designed to facilitate meaningful knowledge exchange across the community at local, national and international levels within each of the partner institutions’ countries, across Europe and globally.

Workshop on gender

The FUI – Datacenters management team participating in a workshop on gender facilitated by Paula Wennberg October 11, 2016. How to attract more women to the region’s datacenter industry and what makes a working environment more inclusive are some of the topics of the day. We also learn more about norm critical view and norm creativity.


The first graduating cohort of EARMA’s European Certificate in Research Management

On Tuesday the 21st of June 2016 at the EARMA Annual Conference Dinner the students were graduated from the first cohort of the European Certificate in Research Management. Here together with members of EARMA Professional Development Working Group (Photo: Emma Lythgoe):

European Certificate in Research Management

The Certificate is a professional qualification designed to provide individuals with the opportunity to acquire and demonstrate strategic and operational management knowledge, skills and experience. This course is designed for individuals with at least four years of experience in research management and administration, gained in several of the areas covered by the certificate units. Gender and Diversity is one of the mandatory course units.

Mandatory Units:

  1. Developing and Implementing Policy and Strategy
  2. Understanding the International and European Research Environment
  3. Managing and Supporting the Development of a Project Portfolio
  4. Gender and Diversity in Research Management
  5. 5.Working with Management Information

Optional Units:

  1. Identifying New Opportunities for Funding
  2. Managing Legal and Regulatory Requirements
  3. Optimising Unit and Organisational Effectiveness
  4. Supporting the Development and Implementation of Organisational Systems and Processes

For further information about the EARMA Professional Development Programme please click here. The next cohort will be starting in November 2016. Registration will be opening shortly!

European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) represents the community of Research Managers and Administrators (RM&As) in Europe. The members work in industry, academia, the public and private sectors. EARMA works with the EU Commission, national and international funding agencies. EARMA provides a networking forum, a learning platform, and a place to share experiences and best practice among RM&As throughout EARMA and in the wider RM&A community.

As a GENOVATE stakeholder EARMA has been supported by Luleå University of Technology in the development of the Gender and Diversity course unit.

A good example of how to integrate a gender dimension in innovation

The FUI - Datacenters project of Luleå University of Technology having a face-to-face project management meeting in Boden, Sweden. The meeting takes place in a very interesting venue, up in an air traffic control tower. The FUI – Datacenter project is one of the good examples of the university when striving to strengthen its research, development and innovation initiatives through a gender and diversity perspective.

GENOVATE @ National Convention of Neapolitan Women in Science Association



How to achieve more inclusive working environment in the datacenter industry

The FUI - datacenters project at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden aims to create a world leading region for datacenter establishments. This project has focus on development of the datacenter industry, based on the regional datacenter strategy that has been developed for the Northern Sweden. As women are still not choosing tech careers it limits the pool of qualified people available and this is one of the drivers of the project to strive for a more inclusive working environment in the datacenter industry.

The first action to integrate gender dimension in the project's core activities is the establishment of a gender-balanced management team with diverse competencies. The project has virtual bi-weekly management team meetings and once a month the management team meets face-to-face. Gender dimension is an agenda item at all meetings. Among other things the project focus on inclusive communication and the gender and diversity are addressed when carrying out interviews with companies. FUI is one of several ongoing initiatives at the university when trying to integrate gender dimension into the design, process, content and implementation of research and innovation.

GENOVATE-UNINA @ FUTURO REMOTO Science Festival in Naples

GENOVATE-UNINA has participated to the 29th edition of FUTURO REMOTO, a popular Science Festival sponsored by Città della Scienza (a renowned Naples-based Foundation promoting scientific knowledge and public access to science), to give visibility to the GENOVATE project and to women researchers in academia.