San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
I am very pleased to announce that Queen Mary is hosting the first information event of the "Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation" (CAPS) initiative, which will provide funding for research in the region of 15M Euros, within call 10 of the imminent workprogramme 2013 of the EU ICT programme .
This initiative supports an innovative bottom up, multi-disciplinary approach for EU research on social innovation enabled by network technologies.
It aims to stimulating the emergence of genuinely grassroots ideas leveraging on the collaboration potential of the Internet, exploring the convergence between social media, distributed creation of knowledge, and direct access to information from the environment and communities. The CAPS program seeks participation from all technical and humanistic disciplines which can potentially contribute to such techno-social developments: not limited to computer science or telecommunications, but actively involving social media, sociology, anthropology, economy, law, biology, art.
The call, that is expected to be published in July, will accommodate proposals of any size, ranging from individuals or small entrepreneurs, up to NGOs, civil society organisations and larger European consortia.
You may find a more detailed explanation from the programme website on: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/collectiveawareness/index_en.htm
The information day will take place at Queen Mary University of London from 10 am to 5pm on Monday 2nd July, followed by a reception in the Law building.
The information day is the first event in Europe for this programme and it is open to anyone free of charge upon registration. http://www.qmul.ac.uk/events/items/2012/77184.html
What the day will achieve:
- meet directly with the responsible of the programme from the European Commission,
- Develop and publicly discuss ideas and proposals
- Find contacts from other institutions, disciplines and sectors
The presentations from:
- EU Officer, Fabrizio Sestini,
- the CEO of NESTA, Geoff Mulgan,
- Imperial College, Francesca Bria
will be followed by a Panel discussion at the end of the morning.
After the lunch, participants are invited to an open forum to develop and discuss ideas and proposals in areas of interest related to this call.
Participants will have the opportunity to make a 5 minutes/3 slides presentation and contribute to the starting of the discussion. The presentation will be then uploaded on the event website.
For further information and to send presentations (before June 29th), please contact:
Dr. Luce Jacovella BSc, MSc, PhD, MRes Law
Queen Mary University London
School of Law
Mile End Row
London E1 4NS, UK
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7882 5916