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Synthetic Biology in Cambridge


The Cambridge node of the Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation (VIRI) meet for a termly lunch to share updates on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) activities around the University. This month's focus in the role of RRI in the upcoming Global Challenges Research Fund calls.

We will discuss the role of RRI in science funding with an international development focus and have a special guest:
Simon TracePractical Action's Chief Executive Officer, 2005-2015.
Simon is speaking at the Centre for Global Equality Annual Lecture that evening at 7pm in Murray Edwards and you are all welcome (registration link - limited places remaining). His topic is 'Technology Justice – why it’s time to reboot our relationship with technology' which fits nicely into our theme for discussion of RRI and the Global Challenges Research Fund.
He also has a particular interest in hearing from anyone working on open innovation and open source projects for development so there will likely be a smaller group having a focused discussion after lunch on that topic.
Other items for discussion are:
  1. CSER Global Catastropic Risk Conference -  the talking points and take-aways from the CSER meeting in Dec 2016
  2. OpenIP - update on activities and research related to open access to research tools and potential relationship to RRI
For more news and announcements about lunches, join the VIRI mailing list.
Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 - 12:30 to 13:00
Contact name: 
Jenny Molloy
Contact email: 
Event location: 
Mill Lane Lecture Room 11