GoNano Winter School

Tuesday, December 10, 2019


GoNano Winter School: Creating Social Value with Nanotechnology


What is the winter school about?
The GoNano project, involving Airi as one of the partners, 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. Co-creation is an emerging concept that will be increasingly used in future R&I programs in Europe, such as Horizon Europe.

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

Teaching modules will address: Introduction to RRI and co-creation; How to engage with stakeholders; How to engage with citizens; Co-creation workshops; Interpreting results and observations from stakeholder engagement; Communicating science, technologies and their risks and benefits effectively; practical cases from research and innovation players.

Who is it for?
Postgraduate students and early career researchers who are carrying out research within scientific disciplines and social sciences, and are interested in learning more about applying their skills and knowledge at the interface between science, technology 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 the registration button above. Closing date for registrations is 30 November 2019.

How much does it cost?
Registration is free but subject to submitting a short c.v. (2 pages) and motivation letter (200 to 500 words) to events.europe@rmit.edu.au

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.



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

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

Airi - Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca Industriale

Viale Gorizia 25/C

00198 Roma - Italy

Phone: +39 068848831