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Stimulating societal impact of science by building stronger, long-term structures for knowledge and data exchange, as well as Public-Private collaborations.

The need for science to tackle challenges our world faces is not a new phenomenon, but has increasingly grown on a global scale, with the world faacing pandemics, environmental changes and societal struggles. Policymakers, businesses and other societal actors are increasingly aware of the value of scientific data and knowledge to support them in overcoming challenges, but in many cases the interaction between worlds is not structured or stable enough. For the 10th time in a row AESIS will be organising their annual conference on Societal Impact of Science, to bring together stakeholders in-and outside of the science eco-system to engage with each other on the most effective and approaches for implementing policies, strategies, methods and tools to optimise societal impact of science and evaluate success. 

This conference will feature highly regarded and internationally recognised experts who will be discussing the contribution of reserach to the quality of life and well-being. The goals is sharing, evaluating, and discussing best practices around the world on: policy strategeis for societal impact, creating (long-term alliances between stakeholders; regional, national and international instruments for evaluating and achieving impact; current issues on i.e. public engagement, evidence-based policy, interdisciplinary approaches, and, harmonising definitions and assumptions. 

For R&D evaluators, University managers, Research councils, Policy makers, Funders & Other stakeholders of impact


22 june: 09.00 - 21.00, incl. social programme, reception and dinner

23 june: 09.00 - 21.00 incl. social programme and dinner

24 june: 09.00 - 21.00 incl reception

Ticket: registration via this link.

Location: Leiden University - Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw, Steenschuur 25 2311 ES

More information can be found on the website.