WHY: This webinar is part of the GE Academy capacity building program. It aims at informing attendees about ERA priorities on gender equality and related facts and figures. In addition, it wants to sensitise on how gender is relevant in the entire research and innovation cycle as well as in innovation policies, presenting relevant studies and projects carried out in two Universities.

FOR WHOM: It offers a learning opportunity to beginners from different groups and academic fields, as well as to policymakers willing to learn about the advantages of integrating gender in innovation policies.

WHAT: EU policies on Gender in research have focused in the last few years on institutional change mostly and on mainstreaming gender across the entire research-cycle. After an initial overview of the problems and concepts at stake related to the 3 ERA objectives on gender, the webinar will draw attention to the less explored area of gender & innovation, introducing on how gender scholars and practitioners have started challenging innovation definitions, assumptions and processes/policies. Concrete case studies will be presented and discussed: participants will have the opportunity to know from the direct experience of two Universities (Lulea and Oxford Brookes) and how they are broadening their own institutional change actions by developing projects aiming at the creation of gender-aware innovation/business models and at revealing barriers for STEM female professionals in key stages of the spinout process.

We are inviting you to register for the webinar “Gender in Research & Innovation” organised by the EU-funded project “Gender Equality Academy” on 13th November 2019 at 13.00 cet. 

Benefits for attendants

You will have the opportunity to familiarize with the topic of gender equality across the entire research and innovation cycle, with both a theoretical and practical perspective. You will have the opportunity to learn from past and ongoing experience of four experts in gender equality in research and innovation, by posing your questions to them, thanks to 3 dedicated Q&A sessions. We want you to participate in an active way! The webinar aims at fostering interactivity in a format which is traditionally mostly oriented to knowledge transfer, so you can expect our speakers to propose some ‘live’ polls or other interactive exercises.

Trainers: Maria Sangiuliano/ Paula Wennberg/ Anne Humbert/Simonetta Manfredi