Symposium Gendered Innovations
On July 2nd the LNVH and KNAW co-organised a symposium on Gendered Innovations: sex and gender dimensions in the content of research. Please find a description of the programme below.
How innovative and applicable can research be to the challenges posed by our world today if it is primarily concerned with the problems of only half of its population? That is the question to which we hope to find the answer during this mini-symposium.
In 2009 the European Commission launched a project at Stanford University to investigate how science can innovate and improve research by emphasising what goes wrong when sex and gender differences are ignored in the design and execution of research. The project's website has mind-boggling examples and the full project report.
Horizon 2020 programme
There is another good reason to integrate gender into research. Not only does it lead to innovation and prevent harm, but it is also a new criterion for obtaining European research funding. The European Commission has made 80 billion euros available for innovative research within its Horizon 2020 programme. In order to qualify for a European research grant, researchers must integrate potential gender aspects into their research. If the Netherlands wishes to remain at the forefront of research, it must continue to innovate. We therefore cannot ignore possible sex and gender differences. If we do, European research funding will go to parties that do not.
Keynote lectures and panel discussion
Followed by a panel discussion led by Sandra Rottenberg, journalist and producer
On July 2nd the LNVH and KNAW co-organised a symposium on Gendered Innovations: sex and gender dimensions in the content of research. Please find the presentations of our keynote speakers on attachment.
Please find the reports discussed and presented during LNVH-KNAW symposium Gendered Innovations attachment. We also advise you to take a look at the EU website on Gendered Innovations for more information on this subject.