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BCN, 4-7 FEB 2020: GoNano Winter School "Creating Social Value with Nanotechnology"

The GoNano project organizes the winter school "Creating Social Value with Nanotechnology" on 4-7 February 2020 in Barcelona. The winter school is designed to impart the findings from the project to early stage researchers and to address concepts such as RRI, co-creation, and communication applied to nanotechnology. Deadline for registration is 30 November! Register now before it's too late!

20 November 2019

GoNano Winter School: Creating Social Value with Nanotechnology

Date: 4-7 February 2020
Location: RMIT Europe, Media-TIC Building, Level 5, c/Roc Boronat, 117, 08018 BARCELONA
Language: English
Register: Register here

What is the winter school about?

The GoNano project explores problems that can arise when research and innovation (R&I) is carried out unilaterally; and aims to show how including both societal and professional stakeholders in the R&I process can help to resolve these problems, or even avoid them altogether.

Winter school participants will be introduced to the key concepts and definitions of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and co-creation, and how they can add value to R&I activities. These co-creation methodologies are widely applicable to technology transfer, policy and innovation processes across science, engineering and technology.

This course will deliver a series of instructional and interactive teaching modules, exploring nanotechnology applications in the important areas of health, energy and food.

Teaching modules will address:

  • Introduction to RRI and co-creation
  • Co-creation workshops
  • Interpreting results and observations from workshops and surveys
  • How to engage with citizens
  • How to engage with stakeholders
  • Communicating science effectively
  • Communicating risks effectively

Who is it for?

Postgraduate students and early career researchers who are carrying out research within physical and social sciences, and are interested in learning more about applying their skills and knowledge at the interface between science and society.

Who are the course teachers?

Course content will be delivered by an number of world class educators in their given fields. Click here to see their profiles.

How do I register?

You can register your interest in this event by clicking here. Closing date for registrations is 30 November 2019.

How much does it cost?

Registration is free but subject to submitting a short CV (2 pages) and motivation letter (200 to 500 words) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The best 20 postgraduate applicants will receive a bursary to help cover their travel and accommodation costs. Decisions on allocation of this support will be communicated via email within two weeks of the registration closing date.


GoNano is a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under the NMBP Programme of Horizon 2020, Grant Agreement number 768622.
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