Osiris at the Eu-SPRI conference 2022

From June 1-3 2022, the Osiris team attended the yearly Eu-SPRI conference. This year’s theme was “Challenging Science and Innovation Policy” and the aim was to explore future directions for studies of Policies for Research and Innovation with a special emphasis on the topics of Digitization, Open Science and Futuring.

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The conference was hosted by Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. It is the leading event in science, technology and innovation policy in Europe, with a broad attendance of scientists as well as policymakers. The key objectives of the conference are to provide a forum for scholars in the areas of research and innovation policy analysis, to exchange ideas, and to present findings across disciplinary boundaries.

During the three-day event, the Osiris team chaired several parallel sessions and presented papers on topics such as Science policy interaction; Transformative innovation policy and RRI; Funding policy and impact; and Research evaluation and societal impact.

The following Osiris related papers were presented at the conference:


  • Jakob Edler, Maria Karaulova and Erlend Osland Simensen: How do institutional conditions influence research use by policymakers?
  • Kari-Elisabeth Skogen, Erlend Osland Simensen, Magnus Gulbrandsen and Taran Mari Thune: BUGs in the system – Government officials as brokers, users and gatekeepers of research
  • Magdalena Wicher, Richard Woolley, Jordi Molas-Gallart and Shauna Stack: Transformative Innovation Policies (TIPs) in translation from theory to practice
  • Silje Tellmann and Magnus Gulbrandsen: Demanding research: an analysis of contract research in policymaking
  • Jordi Molas-Gallart and Richard Woolley: Research impact seen from the user side
  • Kristin Oxley: Grant peer review panels evaluating interdisciplinary research – a stumbling block for effective STI policy for societal challenges?
  • Jakob Edler, Katrin Ostertag and Johanna Schuler: Social innovation, transformation and public policy
  • Trust Saidi: Towards translating scientific excellence into societal impact in health care – A critical assessment of the opportunities and challenges posed by social innovation in bridging the missing link

The full conference programme can be found here.

By Ingrid Helene Johnsen
Published June 29, 2022 9:38 AM - Last modified June 29, 2022 9:47 AM