Research Convention

The annual Research Convention was once held on 29 August 2014 at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, room H. The Motivation Award for Young Scientists was awarded at the same occasion.

Presentation of international peer review of the Icelandic science and innovation system.

Francien Heijs and Arnold Verbeek presented the findings of a review of the Icelandic science and innovation environment, followed by a reaction from the Icelandic science community and there were open discussions.

The Motivation Award for Young Scientists was awarded at the event.

Chair: Hallgrímur Jónasson, General Director of Rannís

Programme:

8:30  Opening address
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson Prime Minister and chair of the Science and Technology Policy Council

8:40  Peer review of the Icelandic Science and Innovation system
Illugi Gunnarsson Minister of Education, Science and Culture

8:50 Motivation Award for Young Scientists
Representative from the evaluation panel presents the award criteria
Sigumundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson Prime Minister and chair of the Science and Technology Policy Council presents the Motivation Award 2014

9:20 Report of the results from the peer review panel
Francien Heijs, Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands at the EU, chair of the panel
Arnold Verbeek, Senior expert – advisor research and innovation policy, IDEA Brussels, external expert and rapporteur to the panel

10:00 Reaction from the Icelandic science and innovation environment - Panel discussion

  • Eyjólfur Guðmundsson Rector, Univeristy of Akureyri
  • Erna Magnúsdóttir research adviser, School of Health, University of Iceland
  • Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir chair of the Parliament Education Committee
  • Guðbjörg Heiða Guðmundsdóttir project manager for research and innovation at Marel
  • Árni Snorrason Director, Icelandic Met Office

Panel moderator: Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, geophysicist

Breakfast for guests from 8:15 hrs.







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