Two renowned keynote speakers will invite open discussions and controversial reflections on RRI
at the NUCLEUS Annual Conference 2017
Keynote 1: RRI – Old Wine in New Bottles?
Prof. Jaqueline Boerse, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jacqueline Broerse is professor of innovation and communication in the health and life sciences and Director of the Athena Institute from the VU University Amsterdam. Her current research is focused on methodology development for responsible research and innovation and in particular facilitating public engagement in science. Her second focus is on the management of system change processes, in order to contribute to more open, equitable and inclusive innovation processes. Jacqueline Broerse is involved in various EU-funded projects on Responsible Research and Innovation.
Keynote 2: Die Wilde Skaapies van die Groot Karoo: Big Science, Human Development, and the Rule of Unintended Consequences
Dr. Michael Gastrow, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dr. Michael Gastrow (University of Cape Town) is a Chief Research Specialist in the Education and Skills Development research programme of the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa. His research focus is on the public understanding of science, science communication, innovation, and skills development. Michael Gastrow is currently leading research into the human development aspects of the Square Kilometre Array telescope. He is also leading the development of a monitoring and evaluation framework for the South African Department of Science and Technology’s Science Promotion Directorate.