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.
The Launch of the Mentoring Pilot Programme at UNINA was held on October 27th 2014 in Naples with the participation of the delegate of the new Rector, the Director of the Science and Technology School, Prof. Piero Salatino, and members of the Institutional Advisory Board (CII) of GENOVATE from the academic and top management staff of UNINA and stakeholders.
After a brief introduction of the Coordinator of the GENOVATE UNINA team, Dr. Ofelia Pisanti, and the welcome address by Prof. Piero Salatino, Dr. Ilenia Picardi, Project Manager of the UNINA team, provided an overview of the Mentoring project. During the session, several UNINA and stakehoder representatives had a speech: Prof. Rita Mastrullo, from the Academic Senate, Prof. Caterina Arcidiacono, Rector's Delegate, Dr. Angela Gargano, from the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (which is partner of the GENOVATE team for the organization of the Mentoring Programme), Prof. Daniela Montesarchio, from the Naples Women in Science Group (Coordinamento Napoletano Donne nella Scienza).
The presentations were followed by a debate, moderated by Prof. Luciano Mayol, Director of the Center for the Coordination of Special Projects and Organizational Innovation (COINOR).
A workshop on social innovation organized by Malin Lindberg, gender researcher at Lulea University of Technology (LTU), took place in October 30, 2014 in the House of Science in Lulea. The workshop attract 30 innovation and business promoters from university, civil society and funding agencies.
The selected presentations were followed by a round-table discussion in order to to identify other inclusive and community-changing innovations developed in our region. The workshop contributed in a regional orientation guide to be produced on social innovation with aim to help achieve a more equal and sustainable region.
Centre for Distance-spanning Technology (CDT) organized a workshop with Lulea Municipality sponsored by LTU Enabling ICT in October 17, 2014. Future project cooperation in areas relating to Smart City was discussed with 20 participants. Presentations on availability, energy and environment, winter streets as well as citizen participation were followed by group discussions and reports on potential collaboration ideas.
Results from the LTU-CDT gender project get attention in the Swedish national newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
The newspaper article is about Linda Liukas, Finland who got 380 000 USD dollars in donations from her enthusiastic followers for her idea of children's book on programming. The Mäta Jämt survey presents the amount of female and male workers in the IT sector in Sweden and Finland and how occupations inside the Swedish and Finnish IT sectors are divided by gender.
Link to the article in Dagens Nyheter "Kodning blir en barnlek" http://www.dn.se/ekonomi/kodning-blir-en-barnlek/
Read more about the survey http://www.ged-scanning.com/surveyITwomen.pdf
Link to the Mäta Jämt project http://matajamt.cdt.ltu.se/node/40
On 13th October, the GENOVATE team organized a world cafè with the Women in Science Group in Naples, which is one of the stakeholder of GENOVATE@UNINA, and the representatives of the GeCATs. The aim of this meetings was to discuss on the Code of Practice which we want to present to our academic community. It was a very fruitful meeting!
Thirteen participants attend today’s seminar at LTU on participatory research in practice and theory including gender equality approach. The seminar is a part of the seminar series that aim to bring together a wide range of people from across the university to gain a deeper understanding of how joint research processes can be implemented in close collaboration between researchers and surrounding society.
-The starting point is our experiences from a numerous projects carried out at Luleå University of Technology, says Ewa Gunnarsson, one of the seminar leaders.
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