May 23, 2022
The focus of this event was to gather stakeholders from the region for achieving the future scenario envisaged through the reflection and co-design process of RRI ‘anchor’ activities.
Location: Amphitheatre of the Rectorate building, University of Novi Sad
Organisers: University of Novi Sad, Vojvodina ICT Cluster
Who attended the event?
The participants invited at the workshop were representatives from different stakeholders in the region, including academia, SMEs, NGOs and citizen representatives. There were 29 participants present in the workshop including representatives from the University of Novi Sad and Vojvodina ICT Cluster. Most of the participants had already attended the 1st co–design workshop, which contributed to better work on the planning of the activities.
What happened at the event?
The start of the workshop and the opening greetings were done by professor Goran Stojanović. The workshop continued with all presentations, in line with the agenda.
The first presentation “Introduction to RRI: Purpose and challenges of co-creation in research and innovation”, was presented by professor d-r Petar Vrgović, then Serbian Association for Women in Science “DOE” by professor d-r Jovana Grahovac. Next, professor d-r Snežana Smederevac presented her work in a very interesting presentation entitled “Open science as a scientific reality”, which was followed by a presentation from d-r Tatjana Kecojević on “Reproducible Research: advancing innovation through connectivity”
After this, the participants of this workshop had the opportunity to get acquainted in more detail with specific activities in order to raise awareness of the achieved results during the lecture by d-r Radenka Krsmanović Whiffen entitled “How to promote results of your work – ethical networking and dissemination”.
The presentation of d-r Sanja Kojić “Science Education and Public Engagement – Engineering creativity centre” followed the continuation of the discussion that began at the beginning of the workshop.
D-r Vladimir Todorović presented the newly opened Science and Technology Park Novi Sad in the lecture “Science and Technology Park Novi Sad – momentum for fast regional development”. During the discussion that followed, the importance of this park for further development of RRI in this part of Europe was emphasized.
Professor Goran Stojanović concluded with the final presentation of the workshop on “How to be responsible in your research in practice”.
All the participants agreed that for the successful achieving of the future scenario envisaged through the reflection and co-design process of RRI ‘anchor’ activities, it is necessary to continue and strengthen the positive examples raised from the University of Novi Sad in the RRI domain, such as open repository, association of women in science and science education through Engineering creativity center.
The Science and Technology Park, a good common physical place for creating bridges and to foster communication between industrial and academic sectors, can take a future leadership role for new Horizon Europe consortia in the near future.
This workshop also showed as a very good base establishing additional professional contacts and collaboration, where it was agreed with some of the speakers to deliver lectures about developing creativity during the summers schools in July 2022, intended for students who are part of the Engineering creativity center programme.
As final remarks, it was concluded that networking and connectivity are positive measures that can further help the avoidance of happening the future scenario 3 “Good isolated islands”, which was selected as the most realistic scenario for this region at the 1st co-design workshop.
Take a look the agenda of the workshop.