From London Heathrow Airport, Oxford is only 50 minutes away by car, and a little more than an hour away by public transport. Please find a detailed description of the available means of transportation to and from this airport here.
ORGANISATION: This course is organised by the AESIS Network.
Course Coordinator: Mark Mann
Mark Mann leads OUI’s commercialisation activity from the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions at Oxford University and has done so for the last three years. The team has been working to grow OUI's support in those divisions and now has over 80 projects. The team has developed new business models to deliver the impact including franchising, lean spinouts and social enterprise. Before working in this area he commercialised Engineering and Software projects from the Sciences at Oxford having had a background as a researcher in both at the BBC and the University of Cambridge.
Trainer: David Budtz Pedersen
David Budtz Pedersen (b. 1980) is Professor of Impact Studies and Science Communication, and Director of the Humanomics Research Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. His research focuses on science communication, impact assessment, science and higher education policy, and the role of Humanities and Social Sciences. He regularly acts as science policy adviser to European and global funding agencies, universities and knowledge-intensive companies. He holds PhD, MA and BA degrees in philosophy of science and science policy studies from University of Copenhagen and University of Vienna. He is a former Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy, New York University.
David is the recipient and co-recipient of competitive grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research, The Velux Foundation, The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, The European Commission Horizon 2020, The Obel Family Foundation, and the Swedish Research Council. David Budtz has about 150 entries on his list of publications ranging from research papers, research monographs, edited volumes, policy reports, op-ed columns and newspaper articles.
Alongside his research, David has an international public presence with outreach activities in science policy, speaking frequently on the topics of Open Science, Responsible Impact Assessment and Evidence-Informed Policy-Making.
David regularly works as a policy adviser. He entered the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science in 2005, working in technological foresight and science policy until 2012. In 2007, he became a member of the European Commission’s Programme Committee for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities, dealing with analysis and priority-setting in SSH research. In 2012, he supported the Danish Presidency of the European Union in the area of Responsible Research and Innovation, co-organising the conference “Science in Dialogue”. More recently, David was Director of the Science Policy Programme during Denmark’s presidency of the largest interdisciplinary conference in Europe, Euroscience Open Forum 2014. In 2018, he was appointed member of the Danish Governments’ Commission on Rewards and Reputation in Research.