Organising Sciences - The Cross-disciplinary making of knowledge & commercialisation of research – University of Copenhagen

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Organising Sciences - The Cross-disciplinary making of knowledge & commercialisation of research

Hosted by BOA - the Business & Organisational Anthropology research group, the Department of Anthropology (UCPH) & CoNeXT (the UCPH interfaculty project on utilisation & organisation of Big Science/Neutron and X-ray synchrotron research infrastructures in Northern Europe;

Governments and public opinion increasingly demand that research adapts to the needs of policy makers and corporations. Collaboration between industry, knowledge sectors and state has become an absolute premise in public (EU and national) innovation policies. Drawing on ethnographic studies, the seminar addresses innovation processes, research management and the social organisation of everyday scientific work, in contexts where disciplinary, sectorial and proprietary borders are crossed.

Free Coffee & Sandwiches will be served. Please tell us of your participation ASAP (or by 28. January) to, so we know how much food to prepare.


9:00 - 9:20 Arrival, coffee & snacks
9:20 - 9:45

Welcome & introduction:

Helle Samuelsen (head of department, Anthropology, UCPH)

Sine Larsen (PI; CoNeXT, Chemistry, UCPH)

Karen Lisa Salamon (Co-PI; Anthro-CoNeXT, UCPH)

First Session (Chair: Karen Lisa Salamon)
9:45 - 10:20 Catrhine Hasse (AU/DPU): Science and innovation in cultural ecologies
10:25 - 11:00 Simone Abram (Durham University): Interdiscipline or Indiscipline? What does it mean to cross boundaries in research?
11:05 - 11:40 Ayo Wahlberg (UCPH): Routinisation - the translational imperative in science today
11:45 - 12:20 Debate: Organizational anthropology and science collaborations. Panel: Abram, Hasse, Wahlberg. Chair: Salamon
12:20 - 13:00 Lunch Break. Sandwiches & drinks delivered to us
Second Session: (Chair: Simone Abram)
13:00 - 13:35 Karen Lisa Salamon (UCPH/CoNeXT): "If we could predict science, it would not be interesting": On tricky investsments in fertile borderlands (and fertile investments in tricky borderlands)
13:40 - 14:15 Torbjörn Friberg (UCPH/CoNeXT): "Collaboration" within a Life Science Network
14:15 - 14:30 Short break. Coffee & snacks
14:30 - 15:05 Simon Lex (UCPH/CoNeXT): Surfing on the Helix. Exploring new forms af collaboration
15:10 - 15:45 Birgitte Gorm Hansen (UCPH): Robust scientists
15:50 - 16:00 Closing remarks (Karen Lisa Salamon)