In an increasingly globalized world with the rapid development of new communication technologies and an explosion of scientific institutions new boundary conditions for science emerges. Furthermore, there is also a need for science to come up with quicker solutions for the grand challenges the world is facing, pushing the scientific process to deliver faster. This also implies that science will be required to be more inter-disciplinary involving many stakeholders. All this will have important implications for the organisation of the scientific process, for scientific institutions and for the individual scientist.
For example the change in the nature of publishing is challenging existing metrics with respect to the scientific impact of research output. What does it mean for Curricula Vitae? Furthermore, most likely all this will also have implications on industrial research, innovation processes and on the need for new business models.
The European Union has also recently had an open consultation on various aspects on Science 2.0 and there is a need to further discuss these topics in Sweden. The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA, thus invites to a seminar on this topic.
The theme of the seminar will be introduced by Dr Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit Science Policy, Foresight and Data, European Commission.
The keynote lecture will be followed by comments from the research funding organisations by Professor Lars Hultman, Executive Director at the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, from the researcher side by Professor Martin Högbom, Stockholm University and President of the Swedish Young Academy, and from the industry side by Tobias Krantz, Director Research and Education at the Swedish Enterprise Federation.
Moderator Professor Jan-Eric Sundgren, Chairman IVA´s Division for Basic and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences.