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.