Event: EU Living Knowledge Conference, DIT, June 2016

Are you interested in exchanging and developing knowledge and practices on how best to bring local communities, civil society organisations, students, researchers and educators to collaboratively undertake responsible research and innovation? If so, come to Living Knowledge 7 and help us build excitement, partnerships and policy to support this.

Dublin Institute of Technology is delighted to be hosting the 7th Living Knowledge in June 2016 which will be organised by the Programme for Students Learning with Communities in partnership with the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre. The conference will take place between 22nd - 24th June 2016 (there will be pre-conference activities on 20 and 21 June).

As with all Living Knowledge Conferences, positive interactions will be fostered, providing excellent opportunities for networking. The conference theme is INSPIRE - Integrating community based partnership into learning and teaching for responsible research and innovation (RRI). There will be a focus on community-based research, science shops, and other knowledge exchange and creation collaborations between local communities, civil society organisations, researchers and educators. We particularly welcome collaborative proposals, especially those developed with students, graduates and community partners.

The provisional timeline is as follows:

7th January 2016: Deadline for submission of abstracts.

February 2016:  Notification of acceptance of abstracts.

March 2016: Deadline for early bird registration.

22-24 June 2016: Conference


For information about the conference and to see the call for submissions: http://www.livingknowledge.org/lk7/

Or contact the organisers on LivingKnowledge@dit.ie    


What is RRI and why is it important?

The 7th Living Knowledge Conference is part of the EnRRICH project, which aims to enhance Responsible Research and Innovation through the curriculum in Higher Education. RRI involves responding to the research needs of society, as expressed by civil society organisations (community organisations, charities, NGOs). 

The grand societal challenges that lie before us will have a far better chance of being tackled if all societal actors are fully engaged in the co-construction of innovative solutions, strategies, products and services. Responsible Research and Innovation is a dynamic, interactive process whereby all stakeholders involved in the Research and Innovation practice become mutually responsive and share responsibility regarding both the outcomes and process requirements. 


About the EnRRICH project:

improving the capacity of HE students and staff to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to support the embedding of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in curricula co-creating research and learning to enable students to acquire the broad range of skills, knowledge and experience needed for a knowledge economy and knowledge society to flourish.

The project is funded by European Commission Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society programme consortium of 13 EU higher education institutions and civil society organisations overall budget for the project is €1.5m from July 2015 - December 2017.