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.

Leader of the Year

Professor Jonas Ekman, Head of the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden has been awarded the Leader of the Year in Norrbotten Prize. Jonas Ekman who is a member of the LTU GENOVATE Advisory Board received the prize for his modern leadership. Leader of the year in Norrbotten is an annual award and the jury had a record number of nominees to choose between this year.

- Through his focus on development and a strong belief in his colleagues, Jonas Ekman has contributed to the growth of the university and his department with 170 employees. He also strives for increased number of women in terms of both professors and students in a traditionally male-dominated field and has been successful in attracting researchers from other parts of the world to come and work at the department.


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Regional Equality Day in Luleå, Sweden

Sharing good practices and showcasing successful equality work carried out in Northern Sweden 2016 will take place on the Regional Equality Day on September 14, 2016 in Luleå. During the day the winner of the award for the best equality work will be presented. Among the nominees is Paula Wennberg, Luleå University of Technology. Read more

Swedish advocacy platform for SwafS in H2020

The Swedish advocacy platform for Science with and for Society (SwafS) in Horizon 2020 discussing strategy and planning for future activities. Paula Wennberg is one of  twelve platform members who participate in the meeting on the premises of the Swedish Research Council in Stockholm on September 5, 2016.

The aim of the SwafS programme is to promote effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talents for science and pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.

VA Public and Science is the coordinator of the Swedish advocacy platform gathering together fifty Swedish actors to increase the Swedish participation in SwafS. SwafS operates in following areas: Gender equality, RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) Governance, Public engagement, Science education, Open Science andEthics.

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.

Collaboration between the Sense Smart Region (SSR) project and GENOVATE project

LTU’s Sense Smart Region (2015-2017) project combines data from sensors and open data into useful information, and provides tools to present the information using augmented reality. The first two years the project will focus on building a platform, and the last year, companies and organisations will build services and products based on the platform. The collaboration with GENOVATE aims to promote e.g. more gender-aware management of the SSR project.

Swedish EU research funding specialists discussing gender and gender equality

The network for Swedish EU research funding specialists organises a face-to-face meeting twice a year. This spring the event took place on May 17-18, 2016 at the University of Borås, Sweden. 85 network members from almost all Swedish universities and colleges participated in the meeting with focus on gender equality, ethics and open access in Horizon 2020. Paula Wennberg, LTU presented the GENOVATE project, Gender and Diversity Toolkit as well as how LTU integrates gender dimension in ongoing research and development projects. Latest updates from Brussels was provided by Johan Lindberg, Vinnova. Vinnova is the national contact agency for the EU Framework Programme for R&D.