Building Alliances for synergy between world class science and societal impact

12-13 June 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden

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One of the big issues in science policy is how “societal impact” and “scientific quality” relate to each other. Some argue that “societal impact” stimulates the quality of research in itself by increasing its relevance and combining insights from different stakeholders. Others have stated that the best research creates ground-breaking new insights which will inevitably lead to groundbreaking impact in society. Some are convinced that the quality of a research might decline if there is too much pressure to increase impact on society. In order to create effective policies we need to understand these processes and in which situations which effect occurs.

In this conference we will share and discuss worldwide instruments which have proven to be effective to stimulate both the quality and the societal impact of science. In order to find mutual grounds for early stage alliances at this conference we will discuss all aspects of this complex ambition.

The AESIS Network is convinced that societal impact:

  • can only be robust based on a well balanced insight on how the impact of science on society can be measured;
  • should investigate the impact of the humanities, the social sciences and the hard sciences in one comparable approach for accountability;
  • should preferably include both the societal impact of scientific research and university education.

The Impact of Science 2017 conference will evaluate methods and best practices around the world on:

  • Policy strategies for impact;
  • Strategic Alliances with stakeholders;
  • National, international and institutional instruments for achieving impact;
  • Current issues on public engagement, evidence-based policy and harmonising definitions.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Stockholm!

Programme design

You can find the programme below:

Programme Impact of Science 2017
The Impact of Science programme is being made possible with the help of our

Leading Partner:

Elsevier

and the Programme Advisory Committee Sweden:

Helen Dannetun (Chair)
Kerstin Sahlin

Göran Marklund
Erik Roos
Johan Blaus
Joakim Amorim
Peter Allebeck

Chair of the Association of Swedish Higher Education
Secretary General of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Swedish Research Council.
Deputy Director General
Senior Analyst at Formas
Business intelligence Project Manager
Research Programmes Manager
Secretary General at Forte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Koenraad Debackere - Chair of the Programme

Koenraad Debackere Koenraad Debackere obtained Master degrees in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (1984) and Management Science (1985) and a Ph.D. in Management (1990). In 1995, he became professor at KU Leuven in the field of innovation economics. His research focuses on the economics of technology and innovation, the development of indicators for measuring the linkage between science and technology, the design and use of indicators for science policy purposes and the role of entrepreneurial universities in economic development. He has been an advisor and an expert to the European Commission and OECD in the areas of the innovation economy, the economic impact of intellectual property, the management of technology transfer and the design of open innovation systems.

He is actively involved in the activities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). He is professionally involved in technology transfer as managing director of KU Leuven Research & Development (since 1999) and Chairman of the Gemma Frisius Fonds (i.e. the venture fund) of the KU Leuven. He has been the cofounder of Leuven.Inc, the innovation network of Leuven high-tech entrepreneurs. Since 2005, he is the general manag er of KU Leuven. He is the chairman of the Association for the Economic and Societal Impact of Science.

Helene Hellmark Knutsson

Helene Hellmark Knutsson Helene Hellmark Knutsson was appointed as Minister for Higher Education and Research by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on October 3, 2104. She represents the Social Democratic Party.

Since 2013, she has been a member of the National Board of the Social Democratic Party and Chair of the Social Democratic Party in Stockholm County. She was a member of the board of the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions from 2011-2014, and Chair of the Council for the Stockholm Mälar Region from 2011-2013.

Minister Hellmark Knutsson served as County Council Commissioner at Stockholm County Council from 2010-2014 and group leader of the Social Democratic Party at Stockholm County Council from 2011-2014. She served as Municipal Commissioner and Chair of the Municipal Executive Board in Sundbyberg Municipality from 2001-2010. Prior to that, she was an Ombudsman with the Swedish Trade Union Confederation from 1996-2001.

She was born in Solna in 1969. Helene Hellmark Knutsson has studied History, Political Economy and Statistics at Stockholm University.

Helene Hellmark Knutsson is married and has two children.

Wiljan van den Akker

Wiljan van den Akker Wiljan van den Akker (1954) got his PhD in Modern Literature at Utrecht University in 1985 and was appointed full-professor of Modern Dutch Literature in 1987. He taught in Berlin (at the Freie Universität), Köln, Paris and Lille. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at UCBerkeley. From 1996 till 2003 he chaired the Board of the Dutch National Endowment for the Humanities (NWO) in The Hague and represented The Netherlands in the Standing Committee for the Humanities of the European Science Foundation-ESF in Strassbourg. He is, together with Jack Spaapen the author of the LERU report.

From 1993 till 2003 he was the Director of the Research Institute for History and Culture, after which he became Director of Research at the Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW). He became Distinguished Faculty Professor of Poetry in 2003. From 2006 till 2014 he was Dean of Humanities at Utrecht University. Presently he is Vice-Rector for Research and Director of the Centre for Humanities. His field of research is Modern Western Poetry. He is also a published poet and novelist. Together with Jack Spaapen he recently published the LERU-Position Paper: “Productive Interactions: Societal Impact of Academic Research in the Knowledge Society”.

Mats Benner

Mats Benner Mats Benner is a professor in science policy studies at Lund University School of Economics and Management, and a visiting professor at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, and at King's College, London. He deals primarily with issues of research policy, university governance and state-industry relations. He is a permanent member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and has been a member of the Swedish Government’s Research Advisory Board (2009-2010, 2015-2016).

Helen Dannetun

Koenraad Debackere Dr Helen Dannetun is professor of physics and vice-chancellor at Linköping University. She acquired her MSc in applied physics and electrical engineering at Linköping University in 1980 and her doctorate, with a dissertation on catalytic reactions on metallic surfaces, in 1987.

Following the completion of her doctorate, Dr. Dannetun continued her academic career.

o Postdoctoral research fellow 1988
o Senior lecturer 1994
o Professor of physics 2002
o Head of the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) 2000-2003
o Dean of the Institute of Technology 2004-2011
o Vice-chancellor of Linköping University 2011-

She is since 2015 the chair of the Association of Swedish Higher Education.

Dame Anne Glover

Anne Glover Anne has a BSc in Biochemistry from Edinburgh and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Cambridge. She has pursued a career in scientific research at Aberdeen University and her research has been varied including studying how proteins are directed to the correct location within our cells, the diversity and function of the microbial population in soil, the development of biological sensors (biosensors) to detect environmental pollution and more recently, how we respond to stress at the molecular level. This current area of research has particular relevance to how we age (our cells are under stress in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease) and also how we respond to artificial stresses such as chemotherapy. She has also commercialised some of her biosensor technology into a successful company which diagnoses environmental pollution and provides solutions for its clean-up.

In 2008 she was made a Woman of Outstanding Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) and has worked hard to raise the profile of women in SET and to ensure that not only are women are recruited into careers in SET but that they are supported to remain in the profession during their careers. Anne has promoted the communication of science and has appeared on BBC and international television and many global radio programmes. In 2009, she was awarded a CBE by the Queen in recognition of her services to environmental sciences. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Anne was the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission (2012-2015). Prior to that, she was the first Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland (2006-2011). In both positions Anne transformed the way science, engineering and technology were used and discussed within government and developed strategic initiatives to bridge the gap between science and policy. She has also been a very effective and well respected ambassador for European science. She is currently Vice Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe at the University of Aberdeen.

Professor Glover became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to Science in the UK and Europe in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Sigbritt Karlsson

Sigbritt Karlsson Sigbritt Karlsson is the 19th President of KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She took office on November 12, 2016.
Karlsson was president of the University of Skövde from 2010 to 2016. She has an academic background from KTH, where she earned her Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with a specialisation in biotechnology. She also has a PhD in polymer technology from KTH, and is professor of polymer technology targeting the polymeric materials technical environment.
Karlsson has held a variety of positions at KTH. From 1996 to 2004 she served as Director of Studies. She was Vice Dean responsible for strategic education issues from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that, she served as Vice Dean of Faculty and was responsible for undergraduate studies at the School of Chemical Science.
As President of KTH her goal is, in line with Vision 2027, to lift KTH to next level: "KTH will continue to strengthen its position as a leading international university. To get there we need the work to be characterized by equality and sustainable development".

Martin Kern

Martin Kern Martin Kern is the Interim Director and Chief Operating Officer at the EIT since 1 August 2014. Prior to joining, he worked at the European Commission for 15 years in a variety of posts, mainly in the area of enlargement policy having started his career with a short stint at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
Working for the EU, he held a variety of positions, the latest being Head of Operations at the EU Delegation to Serbia where he coordinated the programming and implementation of EU funds to bring Serbia closer to EU accession and among many issues, he led the EU’s rapid response following the disastrous floods in Serbia in May 2014.

Previously, he worked as country coordinator for financial assistance for the Turkey team in the European Commission’s DG Enlargement. In 2009, he was seconded to the Swedish Foreign Ministry in Stockholm during their EU Presidency by the European Commission. He started his career in the EU in Lithuania and Estonia, working in the EU Delegations and helping the two countries join the EU and ending his 6 years in the Baltic States as Acting Head of the EU Representation in Tallinn. Following the accession of the ten new Member States to the EU in 2004, he continued working on financial assistance, dealing inter alia with the anti-corruption policies and irregularity follow up in the use of EU funds in Bulgaria and Romania around the time of their accession.

He started his career after a brief stint at the UN and has Master degrees in Economics and English from the University of Heidelberg and in European Studies from the University of Reading.

Alan Leshner

Alan LeshnerAlan I. Leshner is Chief Executive Officer, Emeritus, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and former Executive Publisher of the Science family of journals. Before this position, Dr. Leshner was Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health. He also served as Deputy Director and Acting Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and in several roles at the National Science Foundation.

Before joining the government, Dr. Leshner was Professor of Psychology at Bucknell University. Dr. Leshner is an elected fellow of AAAS, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Public Administration, and many others. He is a member and served on the governing Council of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He served two terms on the National Science Board, appointed first by President Bush and then reappointed by President Obama. Dr. Leshner received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in physiological psychology from Rutgers University and an A.B. in psychology from Franklin and Marshall College. He has been awarded seven honorary Doctor of Science degrees.

Karen I.J. Maex

Karen Maex Karen Maex obtained a PhD in 1987 from KU Leuven. She became a professor at KU Leuven since 1998, teaching Materials Physics and Nanoelectronics. Her research took place in strong collaboration with the Micro-electronic research center IMEC.

She was Vice Rector for Science, Engineering and Technology at KU Leuven, from 2005 to 2013.
Professor Maex was dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam and at the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam from January 2014 until June 2016.
Since June 2016 Professor Maex is Rector Magnificus University of Amsterdam and member of the Executive Board University of Amsterdam and University of Applied Sciences.

She served on the Governing Board of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) 2008 until 2014 and is member of the Governing Board of EFER since 2014.

André Martinuzzi

Koenraad Debackere André Martinuzzi is the founding director of the Institute for Managing Sustainability and associate professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. His main areas of research are sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, R&I evaluation, and responsible research and innovation. For more than 15 years he has co-ordinated projects funded by the EU Framework Programmes, on behalf of six different EU DGs, Eurostat, UN organizations and for several national ministries. He designed and implemented an internet-based monitoring system for the 7th EU Framework Programme (www.FP7-4-SD.eu) and served as a rapporteur for the ex-post evaluation of this programme. In close collaboration with corporate partners he analysed benefits and challenges of corporate impact assessment and management. Together with his team he developed innovative tools for knowledge brokerage between research and policy-making and supported policy learning among the European member states in the area of sustainable development (www.SD-network.eu). He currently carries out research on the role of civil society in innovation systems, on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, and on the European Added Value of resource efficiency research.

Frank Miedema

Frank Miedema Frank Miedema (1954) studied biochemistry at the University of Groningen, specializing in immunology, with a minor in Philosophy of Science. He obtained a PhD from the University of Amsterdam at the Central Laboratory of the Blood Transfusion Service (CLB), now Sanquin. There, from 1983 he was project leader immunovirology of HIV/AIDS as part of the Amsterdam Cohort Studies. In 1996 he was appointed full professor at AMC/University of Amsterdam and in became Director of Sanquin Research in 1998. In 2004 he became head of the Immunology department at the University Medical Center Utrecht. From 2009 he is dean and vice chairman of the Executive Board at the University Medical Center Utrecht.

He is one of the initiators of www.scienceintransition.nl/english. Science in Transition believes that the scientific incentive and reward system is in need of fundamental reform. Next to Science for Science (articles in journals), the added value for society needs to be more appreciation and societal stakeholders should be involved more integrally in the production of knowledge.

Åsa Persson

Åsa Persson Åsa Persson is Senior Research Fellow at SEI Stockholm and leader of the global SEI research theme Transforming Governance. Dr Persson is a social scientist working with national and global environmental governance issues, through academic research grants and applied research assignments for policy-maker partners. A human geographer by training, she received her PhD degree in environmental policy from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2007. Dr Persson first joined SEI in 2001, and has been visiting researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre (2010-11), at ANU in Canberra (2011), and at Macquarie University in Sydney (2017).

Her current research focuses on global governance of climate adaptation, policy coherence in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and planetary boundaries. She has recently presented her work to the UN ECOSOC, the OECD Centre-of-Government network, and the Swedish government.

Her work has been published in journals such as Nature, Nature Climate Change, Climate Policy, Ecological Economics, International Environmental Agreements, Climate & Development, European Environment, and Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. She has led projects for policy-maker clients, such as the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Danish and Swedish governments and the European Commission, and grants from research council Formas.

David J. Phipps

David Phipps David J. Phipps, Ph.D., MBA
Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services
York University

Dr. Phipps manages all research grants and agreements including knowledge and technology transfer for York University including York’s award winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit. In addition to other awards and recognition he has been named the most influential knowledge mobilizer in Canada. He received the 2015 Research Management Excellence Award and 2015 President’s Award for Innovation in Knowledge Mobilization. In 2015 he was named the Gordon and Jean Southam Fellow from the Association of Commonwealth Universities. He is also the KT Lead for NeuroDevNet and Network Director for ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche.

Annika Pontén

Annika Pontén
Annika Pontén is the Acting Head of the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ). She normally holds the position of Deputy Head of the Authority and Head of the Department of Higher Education Analysis. The Authority evaluates the quality of higher education, analyses developments in HE, is responsible for official statistics about higher education and monitors that universities and university colleges follow laws and regulations.

Pontén has previously been the Head of Administration at the Royal Institute of Art and Director of the International Office at Uppsala University. She has also been Deputy Director at the Division for Higher Education at the Ministry of Education and Research. Annika also has experience of service within the European Commission as well as the Council of Europe. She holds a Master Degree in Political Science.

Daya Reddy

Daya ReddyDaya Reddy obtained a B.Sc. degree in civil engineering from the University of Cape Town, and a Ph.D. degree from Cambridge University. He was appointed professor of applied mathematics at the University of Cape Town in 1989, and served as dean of its science faculty over the period 1999-2005. He currently holds the South African Research Chair in Computational Mechanics. Daya Reddy is Past President of the Academy of Science of South Africa and serves as co-chair of IAP-Research, a component of the InterAcademy Partnership. He is president-elect of the International Council for Science (ICSU). He is a recipient of the Order of Mapungubwe, awarded by the President of South Africa for distinguished contributions to science, and has received the Georg Forster Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany.

Susan Renoe

Susan Renoe Susan Renoe is director of the Broader Impacts Network at the University of Missouri (MU) and principal investigator for the NSF-funded National Alliance for Broader Impacts. She received her BA and MA in Anthropology from MU and a MA and PhD in Education from the University of California-Santa Barbara. Her dissertation focused on the teaching and learning of archaeology in the collegiate setting, and she spent time teaching courses on archaeology to third and fourth graders through the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s summer Xplorations program. Before beginning her work with BIN, she served as Assistant Director of the MU Office of Undergraduate Research and served as program coordinator for the Exposure to Research for Science Students (EXPRESS) Program, which provides laboratory experiences for underrepresented groups in the life sciences.

Robert-Jan Smits

Robert-Jan Smits Robert-Jan Smits is Director-General of DG Research and Innovation (RTD) at the European Commission. In this capacity he is responsible for defining and implementing the EU policy and programmes in the field of research and innovation (average annual budget 8 billion euro).

Mr Smits was one of the main architects and negotiators of Horizon 2020, the 80 billion EU programme for science and innovation (2014-2020).

Mr Smits has also been instrumental in the development of several policy initiatives in the field of European science and innovation such as: the European Research Council (ERC), the European Roadmap for large scale facilities, Public-Private Partnerships in research, the Innovation Union and the European Research Area (ERA).

Mr Smits is chairing several high-level committees such as European Research Area Committee (ERAC), the Steering Committee of the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) and joint S&T committees with Europe’s key global partners.

Mr Smits was born in The Netherlands. He has degrees from Utrecht University in The Netherlands, Institut Universitaire d’Hautes Etudes Internationales in Switzerland and Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in the United States of America.

Sven Stafström

Sven Stafström Professor Sven Stafström is Director General of the Swedish Research Council since 2014. He also holds a professorship in Computational Physics at Linköping University. Professor Stafström acquired his doctorate in 1985. He was postdoctoral research fellow in Belgium 1987-1988, senior lecturer 1990 and professor 2000. He has published more than 220 articles in the research field of theoretical and computational studies of electronic processes in organic materials.

Professor Stafström has a long experience in academic leadership. He was Director of the National Supercomputer Center (NSC) at Linköping University (2004-2008), Chairman, Condensed Matter Division, Swedish Physical Society (2007-2009), Head of the Department of Science and Technology at Linköping University (2008-2010), and Secretary General, Swedish Research Council, Natural and Engineering Sciences (2010-2013). He is also member of the Board of Fulbright Sweden and of the Advisory Council, Swedish Higher Education Authority.

Jan-Eric Sundgren

jan-eric-sundgrenDr Jan-Eric Sundgren works since October 2016 as an independent consultant.

Before this he was with the Volvo Group from 2006 as executive vice president for public and environmental affairs and part of the Group Executive Management Team and since spring 2013 Senior Adviser to the CEO. Prior to joining the Volvo Group he was President of Chalmers University of Technology between 1998 and 2006 and prior to this Secretary General of the Swedish Research Council for engineering science. He holds a PhD in Materials Physics and a Professorship in Thin Film Physics from Linköping University. He is currently chairman of the Business Europe´s working group on research and technological innovation as well as chairing the board for the Swedish Strategic Innovation program Production 2030. He is a board member of Mälardalen University, of Hogia AB, of Impact Coatings AB as well as chairing the Swedish Council for Research Infrastructure RFI and chairman of board of the EIT RawMaterials GmbH.

David Sweeney

David Sweeney David Sweeney is Director (Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange). In this role he is responsible for research policy and funding (including the Research Excellence Framework), knowledge exchange and health policy. He is also responsible for the Catalyst Fund, the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund, and HEFCE’s international engagement. He works alongside Chris Millward (Director of Policy), who leads on education and skills.

A statistician, David worked at two BBSRC research institutes, developing mathematical models of plant growth before moving into senior management in the IT area, becoming Director of Information Services at Royal Holloway, University of London, and serving in a national role as Chair of the Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association. He became Vice-Principal (Communications, Enterprise and Research) in 2004, responsible for research strategy, the 2008 RAE submission and for developing Royal Holloway's research-led commercial and consultancy activities, knowledge transfer and development programme. He joined HEFCE in 2008 as Director (Research, Innovation and Skills).

David was an adviser to the Australian Research Impact Pilot Exercise, and he has also visited many European countries and Hong Kong to advise on research assessment and funding. In 2012, he was a member of the Finch Group on Open Access to Research Outputs, and has been working with the research councils, charities, learned societies, other academic groups and publishers to take forward the Finch Group recommendations. David was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Aberdeen in 2012 and is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.

Steven Wooding

Steven Wooding Steven Wooding is Lead for Research and Analysis and a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Science and Policy at Cambridge University. For the last 14 years he has worked studying the science of science and advising research funders across the world. This themes of work are research evaluation; improving funding decisions in research; understanding the social processes of science; and examining how these are affected by aspects of open science. Steven is the co-director of the Centre for Policy Research in Science and Medicine – supported by the English Department of Health. The centre carries out a range of research including developing bibliometric techniques to support decision-making and carrying out evaluations of National Institute for Health Research programmes.
Steven has recently completed a project to map the global funding of mental health research and is currently studying the effects of co-location on research productivity, and developing new approaches to bibliometric assessment.
Steven has particular expertise is in developing and applying measurement frameworks and evaluation tools that capture the diverse range of benefits produced by research. This includes work examining research in biomedicine, social science and the arts and humanities. He has led three international studies on evaluating the long-term – 10-25 year – impacts of biomedical research. Alongside this he has expertise in data visualisation and large-scale data processing
Steven is a visiting research fellow at Cambridge University and the Policy Institute at Kings’ College London and has worked for government and charity sector clients in the UK, Denmark, Qatar, Ireland, Canada, Chile, USA and Australia.
Steven Wooding is Lead for Research and Analysis and a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Science and Policy at Cambridge University. For the last 14 years he has worked studying the science of science and advising research funders across the world. This themes of work are research evaluation; improving funding decisions in research; understanding the social processes of science; and examining how these are affected by aspects of open science. Steven is the co-director of the Centre for Policy Research in Science and Medicine – supported by the English Department of Health. The centre carries out a range of research including developing bibliometric techniques to support decision-making and carrying out evaluations of National Institute for Health Research programmes.
Steven has recently completed a project to map the global funding of mental health research and is currently studying the effects of co-location on research productivity, and developing new approaches to bibliometric assessment.
Steven has particular expertise is in developing and applying measurement frameworks and evaluation tools that capture the diverse range of benefits produced by research. This includes work examining research in biomedicine, social science and the arts and humanities. He has led three international studies on evaluating the long-term – 10-25 year – impacts of biomedical research. Alongside this he has expertise in data visualisation and large-scale data processing
Steven is a visiting research fellow at Cambridge University and the Policy Institute at Kings’ College London and has worked for government and charity sector clients in the UK, Denmark, Qatar, Ireland, Canada, Chile, USA and Australia.

DATES:
12-13 June 2017

LOCATION:
Stockholm City Conference Centre
Norra Latin
Drottninggatan 71b
Stockholm, Sweden

ORGANISATION:
This course is organised by the AESIS Network

REGISTRATION:
You can register through the conference website. After registration, you will receive a confirmation via email. You will receive further details about the conference in due time. We kindly request that you register before 31 May.

COSTS:
Participation costs are of the amount of €550. Members of the AESIS Network pay a reduced fee of €500. These include two lunches, a networking reception, a social programme (Sunday), refreshments, and conference documentation.

EARLY BIRD:
An early bird fee is offered of €500 (€450 for AESIS members). This offer expires on 31 December 2016.

CONFERENCE DINNER:
Exclusively for conference attendees, speakers and partners we organise a conference dinner on Monday 12 June at the Stockholm City Hall. This dinner is included in the participation costs.

PAYMENT:
Payment of the participation fee should happen before the conference starts. You will receive an invoice together with the confirmation. Payments have to be made in Euro and free of all bank and other charges. Personal or company cheques are not accepted. All amounts are excluding VAT, if applicable.

CANCELLATION:
If you are unable to attend the conference it is permitted to allow someone else to participate in your stead, if the name of the replacement is communicated before the start of the conference to the organisers. Cancellation is possible until 22 May 2017. If you cancel before 22 May 2017, we will invoice €95 administration costs. After 22 May 2017, you owe us the full amount.

CONTACT:
Thiebault Oudendijk - Project Manager
t.oudendijk@aesisnet.com
Anika Duut van Goor – General Manager
a.duutvangoor@aesisnet.com

AESIS Network
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2514 HC Den Haag
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Organised in collaboration with:

Elsevier
swedish-research-council
vinnova
KTH
SSF
forskningsradetformas
ResearchFish
Forte