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DASTS Annual Meeting postponed  
Due to the Corona virus, the organizing team for the 2020 meeting has decided to cancel the DASTS conference originally scheduled to be held at CBS, May 14-15, 2020. Please note that the DASTS are currently exploring opportunities for postponing the conference one year until 2021, if possible, in coordination with the Nordic STS conference. We will post information as soon as further details are available.

SAVE-THE-DATE: Annual meeting of the Danish Association for Science and Technology Studies (DASTS) at CBS on May 14-15, 2020 
This year CBS’s Department of Organization will be hosting the annual meeting of the Danish Association for Science and Technology Studies (DASTS). The conference theme is STS and the Future as a Matter of Collective Concern. The event will take place May 14-15 2020 at Copenhagen Business School. RIO Member Jane Bjørn Vedel is part of the organizing committee for this meeting. Further details can be found here


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Science Democracy Network Annual Meeting postponed
In response to the corona virus pandemic, the Science Democracy Network annual meeting originally scheduled from 24-27 June 2020 at the Copenhagen Business School has been be postponed until further noticeThe situation remains very fluid and organizers have decided to wait for the dust to settle before deciding how to go forward. A new date and venue, as well as a new deadline for abstract submissions, will be announced as soon as they are known. 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTSScience and Democracy Network 19th Annual Meeting at CBS on 24-27 June 2020

RIO members Alan Irwin, Aixa Y. Alemán-Díaz and Jane Bjørn Vedel are working with colleagues at Harvard University to organize the upcoming Science and Democracy Network annual meeting from 24-27 June 2020. The meeting will take place at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). 

The event draws international scholars in the field of science and technology studies (STS) and seeks to develop strong connections with an emerging international network of scholars working on issues of science, technology and democratic governance around the world. Please note:

  • Call for Abstracts has been issued (see specifics here). Deadline is 27 March 2020.

  • There will be a graduate student session on Wednesday, 24 June 2020.  

  • General meeting begins Thursday, 25 June 2020.

  • Rooms for participants are available at the Scandic Hotel in Frederiksberg. Guests can reserve their own room(s) at, using the code BCBS240620. 

For information, please email Aixa Y. Alemán-Díaz (

Facts about SDN:

SDN was founded at The Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin in 2002 to enhance the theoretical quality and practical significance of scholarship in STS with emphasis on the vast empirical territory between science and technology, and politicslaw, and society. For more information about SDN please visit Science and Democracy Network  


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Sylvia Schwaag Serger met with the RIO group 

On November 15th 2019, Sylvia Schwaag Serger Deputy Vice Chancellor of Lund University, and Tommy Shih Associate Profesor (Docent) at Lund University met with the RIO group at CBS. They give two very exciting talks about the latest developments of China’s innovation policy, and China’s innovation system. Sylvia received her PhD from London School of EconomicsShe was previously the director of Vinnova with a responsibility for international strategiesShe has extensive experience in innovation politics and has been an expert consultant for OECD, the EU-Commission and the World Bank. Tommy is member of the department of Business administration, where he conducts research about innovation processes, innovation policy, and green transformation – particularly in China.



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David Howoldt at the OECD for a Research Visit

In the Fall of 2019, RIO PhD Fellow David Howoldt spent four months as a guest researcher at the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Division at the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Paris. During his stay, David joined the OECD team working on the STIP Compass, an initiative by the European Commission and the OECD to collect quantitative and qualitative data on national trends in STI policy. He primarily worked on the data analysis for this current flagship project in the influential OECD STI Directorate.

For more information on STIP Compass






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