Genovate Learning Circle 2

Publicerad: 23 juni 2016

The second GENOVATE Learning Circle is set up in collaboration with the EARMA Annual Conference 2016 that takes place in Luleå June 20-22, 2016 with over 500 registered participants http://www.earmaconference.com European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) is active in the GENOVATE project as a stakeholder. The following two sessions are organised by the LTU GENOVATE team:

Session: GENOVATE – How to implement a gender-aware and sustainable recruitment process in academia?

TRACK 2: Responsible research and innovation

GENOVATE – how to implement a gender-aware and sustainable recruitment process in academia

June 21, 2016 (15:15-16:15)

Chair: Paula Wennberg

Speakers: Carina Mattsson and Maria Hjelte

Abstract

Despite the general advancement of equality principles and policies in Europe, in practice career patterns and outcomes differ for men and women in academia, e.g. in terms of the number of women at higher academic positions. Numerous reports and projects have recognized the gap that continues to exist between principle, policy and practice.

GENOVATE is an FP7-funded action research project including seven European partner universities with different institutional and national contexts for gender equality.  Each partner will deliver actions within their own institution to contribute to gender equality in recruitment, promotion and progression of, and support for, researchers.

The main objective of the session is to highlight examples of implementing a gender-aware and sustainable recruitment process at Luleå University of Technology. The human resources department is a key player when the university incorporates a gender perspective in its operational decision-making processes. The work has among a more gender-aware and sustainable recruitment process resulted in a more holistic view on recruitment and a better understanding of the internal processes and their strengths and weaknesses.

Session: GENTOOLS - How to integrate a gender and diversity perspective in innovation systems?

TRACK 2: Responsible research and innovation

June 21, 2016 (16.45-17.45)

Chair: Ylva Fältholm

Speakers: Paula Wennberg and Arne Gylling

Abstract

The understanding of diversity in innovation systems contributing to creativity and hence in innovation is today widely spread. Understanding and knowledge of gender equality and diversity in innovation eco-systems can contribute to more relevant and sustainable results, through the in depth explorations of various people’s values, needs and preferences.

GENOVATE is a FP7-funded gender project including seven European partner universities with different institutional and national contexts for gender equality.   The core goal of the project is to ensure equal opportunities for women and men in research, innovation and scientific decision-making bodies. One of the aims of the project is to promote the ways in which gender equality and diversity benefit excellence in research and innovation.

In this dialog seminar a Gender and Diversity Toolkit, that has been prepared by the GENOVATE project together with stakeholders, will be demonstrated and discussed. The Gender and Diversity Toolkit offers tools and tips to guide a collaborative process of implementing gender equality and diversity in innovation eco-systems. We will also highlight an example of how a gender and diversity dimension was integrated in an H2020 funding application and how it is now implemented in this ongoing research and innovation project, OPTi. OPTi – Optimisation of District Heating and Cooling (DHC) systems aims to contribute to next-generation DHC systems with a user-centric design. The overarching goal is to create business benefit for the industry as well as to ensure optimal end-consumer satisfaction.

GENOVATE is funded by European Union FP7 Science in Society Programme.

More information is available at www.genovate.eu

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