13:39 Feb 26, 2013
Do you know of cities that may be interested in becoming part of PLACES or who may at least want to attend Modeling cities of scientific culture? Then please make sure they read the attached invitation!
18:00 Feb 22, 2013
Torino in June promises to be beautiful - and a definite draw for tourists - so please book your hotel accommodation early.
18:03 Oct 30, 2012
Norman Price, Chair, Birmingham Science City, Birmingham, UK, discusses the architecture of a successful city of scientific culture. Breaking down the barriers between business, policy and science is key.
16:36 Oct 24, 2012
The 3rd regional PLACES Training Workshop set for Debrecen, Hungary, has been canceled. But due to strong local interest, the workshop will go ahead in the Hungarian language only.
16:55 Oct 15, 2012
Jon Rea, a policymaker partner of the Nottingham City Partnership in PLACES, discusses his vision for the Nottingham Local Action Plan. Rea and his colleague, Karen Moss, also lead the PLACES Thematic Working Group on Young People and Science Careers. Getting more young people on the road to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is a main focus of the Nottingham City Partnership in PLACES. Interview courtesy of Knowtex (www.knowtex.com). Listen to more interviews from City Partnerships, policymakers, university and company representatives, on the Science in Europe blog by Gilles Grenot: www.scienceineurope.com/
21:20 Oct 11, 2012
If you did not take notes during the summary phase of this workshop, not to worry...here is what was discussed in each group...
21:05 Oct 11, 2012
Hilary Sutcliffe, Director of MATTER in London, UK, delivered a much talked about presentation on the second day of the 2nd PLACES Conference, so we caught up with her later to get more insight.
15:50 Oct 11, 2012
Dr. Bob Bloomfield, OBE, is Head of Innovation and Special projects at The Natural History Museum, London, UK, weighs in on science in society themes at the 2nd PLACES Conference in Tartu, Estonia.
13:36 Oct 11, 2012
The projects presented in this diverse session draw many parallels with PLACES. Take another look at the presentations which are downloadable from the online programme here www.openplaces.eu/conference/sessions/80287
09:21 Oct 11, 2012
Ultimately its people who make the difference. Even with major policy issues at the international level. Her lab concentrates on zoonoses which are diseases that jump the species barrier from animal to human. They are a major threat to human security and health.