This session runs with: MOTION Handbook: Tools for Transformative System Change; and A model for the transformation of the learning environments of the public schools of the city of Bogotá for science, technology and innovation.
Each project will have 10 minutes pitch with 30 minutes of Q&A.
While the importance of science for policy making is often highlighted, particularly early-career researchers often lack an understanding of the real world policy process, the role of science in policy making and the skills needed to engage with policy makers. Without such capabilities, potentially transformative ideas and research risk slipping through the cracks without making an impact.
Against this background, science to policy training is a capacity-building intervention that aims at improving early career researcher’s skills and expertise to meaningfully engage with and shape innovation policy. As such, it aims to increase the transformative potential of early-career researchers’ output by improving and communicating the relevance of their research and thus impact real-world policy processes. By providing junior scholars with a fundamental understanding of policy processes and the role of science from a practitioners point-of-view, we aim to help them define and strengthen their role and contribution to transformative innovation policy processes.
Ref: #16 (Runs with 15, 44)