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Working towards effective knowledge transfer…

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Working towards effective knowledge transfer…

When we first discussed convening a panel at the Science in Public conference, our idea centered on the topic of expertise and whether the concept of expertise needed to adapt given the current climate. But after identifying our panelists and reading about their work, we realised that a more satisfying discussion might emerge if the discussion was framed within the broader topic of challenges associated with effective knowledge transfer. We’re happy to report that all participants were very well behaved and the session was a good starting point for picking apart this tricky topic. But it felt like just the tip of the iceberg… We brought together 5 very different...

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A heavenly haven for change makers (yes, of course we were there)

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Direct democracy, political fun-fair or just lobbying going over the top? Voices are divided when it come to an annual event that attracts virtually everyone who is, or aspires to be, somebody of importance in Swedish politics. The small island of Gotland, just east of the Swedish mainland, is every summer host to something quite spectacular, when it comes to policy making, political debate and real-time lobbying. Almedalsveckan as it is commonly known is a multievent week created from a political context. This year was the largest so far, with a mindboggling 4,000+ seminars, debates and panel talks taking place in just seven days. And the whole lot happens in Visby, a...

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Can the experts please stand up?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Can the experts please stand up?

On the 12th July at 9 AM we’re bringing the topic of expertise, DIY science and knowledge exchange under the spotlight at the UK’s Science in Public conference in Sheffield. On the 3rd day of the conference, the DITOs team from Tekiu and UCL will be holding a session on how DIY practices are impacting on our collective understanding of expertise and whether new models of knowledge sharing and exchange are needed in light of these changing circumstance. We’re bringing together 5 speakers who approach the subject from different perspectives so expect a lively debate, after they each lay down the bait with their opening provocation statement.   Pieter van van...

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Taking stock, one year after Brexit

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Taking stock, one year after Brexit

  The topic of Brexit is both feared and relished by policy wonks and the public alike. One year down the line from the referendum, the RSA gathered a panel under the title of “Brexit: One Year On” to take stock of the current climate and project into a possible future. At Tekiu, we’ve been following Brexit closely, particularly the potential effects on the Life Sciences, Digital Economy and Research and Innovation in general. We recently took a UK bioindustry delegation to Switzerland to learn from an example of a healthy Life Sciences sector outside of the EU, helping to inform a post-Brexit world. What did we learn? There are still plenty of unknown...

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Digitising government – who is responsible?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Digitising government – who is responsible?

Here at Tekiu, we’re very interested in all things digital, especially when it comes to reform of public services. Last week we attended a discussion briefing hosted by the IfG to mark the launch of their new report on Digital Government. The lively debate took place against the backdrop of a provocative question: “Who is responsible for effective digital government?”. Unfortunately, we were not joined by a promised speaker from GDS, perhaps understandable given the tumultuous political events of the past couple of weeks but plenty of insight into the workings of government were suggested by the panelists who had come from years of serving in the public...

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