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    Science and Innovation – an uneasy relationship?

    Rethinking the roles and relations of STI policies

    June 9, 10, 11 2021 | Oslo (virtual) 


    Eu-SPRI 10th Anniversary Conference 

    A couple of decades ago, the concepts of science and innovation became steady partners, especially in policy. The close relationship between these two activities has been subsumed into related policy areas and research disciplines. The Eu-SPRI 2021 conference invites participants to a more critical and reflexive discussion of the linkage between science and innovation.  

    The Eu-SPRI 2021 conference aims to discuss the boundries and linkages between these two sets of practices and how they can usefully be conceptualized to inform and address current and future societal challenges.


    Conference Themes 

    Although many different topics are useful for understanding and elaborating the science-innovation boundary, the conference will primarily address three important themes. Within each theme, several tracks will be organised in which you can participate in their interesting sessions. The three main themes are: 

    • Addressing the role of research and innovation in times of crises 
    • Impact, excellence and beyond: Reframing the science-society relationship 
    • Technology push or societal change - the widening scope of STI policies in sustainability transitions 


    Find out more about these themes here! 




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