The Top-level Research Initiative visits Euroscience Open Forum in Turin

25.06.2010
July 2-7 is the time for Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) - a biennial European meeting dedicated to scientific research and innovation. Representatives from the Top-level Research Initiative will be there, both on stand and with a panel discussion in the programme “Science to business” July 5th 12:00.
Leading scientists, researchers, business people, entrepreneurs and innovators, policy makers, science and technology communicators and the general public from all over the world will come together in Turin to discuss new discoveries and debate the direction that research is taking in the sciences, humanities and the social sciences.

ESOF is an international and multidisciplinary event that takes place every two years in a major European city - this year Turin is host.

Lectures, workshops, panel discussions and other activities will focus on areas such as scientific and technological research in Europe, bridging the gap between science and society, and stimulating policies to support scientific research.

ESOF also serves as a young scientists’ forum, encouraging students, PhD students and post-docs to share their experience and participate in debates.

There will also be a wide range of events and happenings throughout the ESOF host city, targeted to the public at large of all ages.

The Top-level Research Initiative will be present at a stand throughout the conference, and we also invite all interested participants to join our panel discussion July 5th 12:00. The title of this part of the programme is: “The Nordic Top-level Research Initiative – a model for co-operation in Europe?”

The speakers are:

• Rolf Annerberg, Director-General of the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) and Chair of the Top-level Research Initiative’s Management Board
• Halldór Ásgrímsson, Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers
• Gunnel Gustafsson, Director NordForsk
• Riitta Mustonen, Vice President, Academy of Finland
• Marit Larsen, CEO of Tel-Tek, Norway
• Jerzy Langer, Polish Academy of Science


Read more about ESOF 2010 here!



Text: Lisa H. Ekli
Picture: Logo ESOF2010, www.euroscience.org
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