European Conference on Gender and Innovation - Maximising Innovation Potential Through Diversity in Research Organisations, 19th - 20th March 2012, Stuttgart, Germany

The European Commission has supported the “Gender Debate in the European Research Area” by financing a project, which focuses on current issues around gender and research in research organisations and higher education institutions. Good practices which support female researchers to advance along research career ladders are documented in an interactive database on this website.

Nevertheless all countries face the common challenge that policies and action plans have not adequately led to a significant change in the numbers of female researchers reaching leading research positions. As a result it is necessary to consider the topic from other perspectives including research and organisational cultures as well as diversity being a driver for innovation.

What policy changes are needed to make further advances? What role does structural change play? And how can innovation be driven by considering gender? And what can be learnt by gendering research?

The conference “Maximising Innovation Potential through Diversity in Research Organisations” will gather experts from international and European organisations presenting and discussing how we can achieve a better impact in our gender activities. The conference invites all stakeholders to join the debate for increasing the innovation potential through more diversity and gender equality in research and innovation processes. Discuss with experts current and future policy on gender and innovation.

Join the conference to continue the debate. You are invited to join the conference to add your ideas for advancing women researchers’ careers. Discuss with experts current and future policy on gender and innovation.

The conference presentations were video-recorded.
View the Video Lectures here.

Download the conference programme here.
The conference language is English.
Download the conference announcement here.