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Our colleague Inma Aleixos Borrás has been awarded a Maria Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Individual Fellowship.

Her project, entitled "Disrupting gendered stereotypes and disclosing neglected value-laden motivations of academic entrepreneurship" (UNGENDERED VALUES) has been evaluated with the highest score, which is rather unusual.


Last week, Bipashyee Ghosh, research Fellow at SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex Business School gave a presentation about "Urban movility transitions in the Global South. A research and action agenda" for the students of the Postgraduate degrees in Innovation for Social and Environmental Transformation.


INGENIO will hold the OSIRIS partners meeting which is going to be in Valencia between 21th and 25th of March. This meeting will gather 23 attendees.

The Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact of Science (OSIRIS) is an international research centre that brings together different disciplines relevant for understanding research impact. OSIRI'S perspective is to look at the process of research impact primarily from the user side: How can we characterise the process through which research makes an impact in society?


We are glad to announce that Pedro Marques, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s researcher, will be one of the keynote speakers of the EUSPRI Early Career Researcher Conference 2022 - Rethinking innovation policy: Creating resilience in times of uncertainty! The conference will take place in Manchester on 09/10 May 2022.

This Early Career Conference (ECC) is an opportunity to discuss about challenges and opportunities of new STI policies to build back better after challenging times: challenge-oriented approaches, place-based and responsible innovation (among others). 


The Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation (MICINN) has announced the 2021 call for 5-year and 2-year fellowships, to be held at universities and public research institutions in Spain. The 5-year fellowships correspond to the Ramon y Cajal Programme and is open to those who finished their PhDs between 2011 and 2019. The 2-year fellowship, funded by the Juan de la Cierva Formacion Programme, is open to those who finished their PhD in 2021 or 2020.

The application can be fully submitted in English.


Today, at 2022 TIP Conference, Jordi Molas and Alejandra Boni, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s director and deputy-director, are giving a presentation about: "Contrasting transformative experiments through variegated representations of space". The presentation will be at 16:00 (+1 GTM).


The Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) is organizing the 2022 TIP Conference, which is going to be held digitally from 17-21 January 2022. The theme of the Conference is "Building a sustainable knowledge infrastructure on Transformative Innovation Policy".


Marta G. Rivera, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s researcher, has contributed in a report entitled "Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes" published by UN Women.

Rivera's contribution was in the discussion about sustainable energy transitions and regenerative food and agricultural systems. Rivera wrote about sustainable food systems and gender equality in the context of climate change and biodiversity conservation.


Dima Yankova and Ghinwa Moujaes, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s predoctoral researchers, attended to the Annual meeting for doctoral students and young researchers in Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Wick#9, organized by the students of the University of Turin.

Ghinwa Moujaes gave a presentation about the relationship between Economic Complexity and inequality. Dima Yankova spoke about regional development and R&D systems.


Pedro Marques, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s researcher, has contributed in a report about regional development in Piedmont (Italy), published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


Alejandra Boni, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s deputy director, will give a lecture about: "Navigating uncertainty with epistemic justice – reflections for higher education institutions". This event, hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, will be next Thursday, at 18:00 pm (CEST).


Carolina Cañibano, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s researcher, will join the European Regional Meeting of the Global Research Council, which is hosted by the Spanish National Research Council between 21st and 22nd of October 2021 in Madrid.


Marta Maicas Pérez, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s PhD student is doing a Research visit at Gender Studies Department in Tampere University, in Finland. Yesterday she presented the theoretical chapter of her thesis project at the first hybrid Gender Studies seminar celebrated by the group. Johanna Kantola, Professor of Gender Studies at Tampere University, is hosting this research visit. 


Alejandra Boni, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s deputy director, will lead a public lecture on Transforming socio-technical systems through evaluation and present her latest work on the evaluation of transformative innovation policies to kickstart the Colloquium on Transformative Innovation Policy: Perspectives from South Africa, organized by the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC). The event will be via Zoom on Wednesday 13th at 16:00.


This Friday, Pablo Fernández Méndez, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s researcher, will participate as speaker in Climate-KIC's workshop: "Developing a Transformative Theory of Change". The event will be at 10:00.


The Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) is organizing the 2022 TIP Conference, which is going to be held digitally from 17-21 January 2022. The "Call for Participation and Initiatives" is now open from 18 June 2021 to 20 August 2021. If you want to apply, please send an Expression of Interest (EoI) that does not exceed 1000 words.


Pedro Marques, Dima Yankova and Ghinwa Moujaes, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s researchers, teamed up to openly discuss the uncertainties of managing a PHD process, especially in COVID times. They answered some questions about this topic for the POLISS (Policies for Smart Specialisation) project group. 

These researchers discussed the uncertainty about time, dissertation quality and the future of their research in this article. Read the point of view of two PhD students and one researcher with 10 years of postdoc experience.


Jordi Molas and Alejandra Boni, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s director and deputy director, will lead a participatory session about the evaluation of Transformative Innovation Policies. The event will start at 15:00 (CEST) and will be online. Previous registration needed.