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University of Pisa, Italy

The future of frontier research. Is there a “good way” to open science?

19 Mar 2019

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On 19 March 2019, University of Pisa will host a ERC=Science² debate on open science with ERC grantees from University Pisa: Gianlucca Fiori, Benedetta Mennucci and Paola Binda in the presence of Fabio Swirner, Vice-President of the ERC Scientific Council and Paolo M. Mancarella, Rector of University of Pisa

 While Europe is pressing to open research and innovation to scientists, industry and citizens, researchers wonder about the “good way” of opening science.

Open to an audience of both specialists and non-specialists, the event will host on the first part a policy panel discussion, hearing from representatives of the European Commission the latest developments of the Horizon Europe R&I programme for 2021-2027 and discussing with institutions opportunities and challenges of a future science open to all.

With the pleasure of hosting in Italy a storytelling event of the ERC=Science² Europe-wide communications campaign, during the second part of the event ERC Grantees will share with the audience their experience and their viewpoint on open science. 

8:30 - Registration

9:00 - Welcome

  • Paolo Maria Mancarella, Rector, University of Pisa
  • Monica Barni, Vice President and Delegate for Culture, University and Research, Tuscany Region

9:30 - Keynote

  • Fabio Zwirner, Vice President, European Research Council

9:45 - Open science: What should we aim for?  

Panel discussion featuring:

  • Fabio Zwirner Vice President, European Research Council
  • Vincenzo Vespri Delegate by Department for Higher Education and Research, Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research
  • Massimo Inguscio, President, Italian National Research Council
  • Philipp Kircher, European University Institute and University of Edinburgh, ERC grantee

10:45 - Coffee break

11:15 - Open Science: How do we get there?

Panel discussion, featuring:

  • Frederick Fenter, Executive Editor, Frontiers
  • Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Vice Rector for European and International Research, University of Pisa
  • Claudio Colaiacomo, Vice President, Global Academic Relations, Elsevier
  • Michael Markie Publishing Director, Life Sciences, F1000 Research
  • Gianluca Fiori, Professor, University of Pisa; ERC Grantee

12:15 - Back to the Future: the impact of frontier research

Short introduction about the ERC=Science² project followed by Inspirational talks on the impact of frontier research on our lives:

  • Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business
  • Paola Binda, Assistant Professor, University of Pisa; ERC Grantee
  • Benedetta Mennucci, Professor, University of Pisa; ERC Grantee

12:45 - Concluding remarks

  • Fabio Zwirner, Vice President, European Research Council
  • Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Vice Rector for European and International Research, University of Pisa

13:00 - Lunch time with ERC grantees

While enjoying a light lunch in a relaxing atmosphere, participants will have the chance of further discussing the latest research findings with ERC grantees. 

To participate in the event please register here.

Download the meeting program

The the event will also be available in streaming, connecting from 9:00 am on March 19 to this LINK.

Speakers' short bio

While enjoying a light lunch in a relaxing atmosphere, participants will have the chance of further discussing the latest research findings with ERC grantees.

Venue: Palazzo della Sapienza, Pisa

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