The Nexus Network runs conferences, workshops and other events on nexus-related topics, to provide spaces for debate and engagement between researchers, business leaders, policy makers and civil society.
To receive email updates with details about our upcoming events please join the network or follow us on twitter @uk_nexus. Here are some upcoming events:
Sustainability in turbulent times: How can research, policy and business meet global challenges? Conference
The Sustainability in Turbulent Times conference is a joint event, with a focus on the food-water-energy nexus, led by the Nexus Network, the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity and the Centre for Evaluating Complexity Across the Nexus.
These are turbulent times in which to advance sustainable development. Join 350 professionals from academia, policy, business and civil society to explore how research, policy and business can meet these global challenges. Over the next few years, the British exit from the EU, a new US administration, and unpredictable waves of populism and authoritarianism are likely to recast key environmental and social policies and to have profound effects on the prospects for sustainable prosperity. International frameworks of governance and collaboration will need to be redesigned, and the legitimacy of some forms of expertise and evidence are being called into question.
Transforming Innovation Workshop: addressing nexus challenges with radical change
The Nexus Network has amassed much evidence on nexus challenges over the past couple of years. It has pointed towards new experimental possibilities for good practice. This workshop will pick up on:
– What in practice does it mean to transform not only existing systems of provision, but patterns of innovation themselves?
– What is the role in this regard of different kinds of democratic struggle?
– What are the implications for current institutionalised notions of expertise, currently privileged disciplinary methods and vertical structures for the organisation of research?
evidence, policy and transformation workshop
The Nexus Network workshop on ‘evidence, policy and transformation’, will be led by James Wilsdon, and is an opportunity to draw together strands of thinking and activity from the three years of the network, to agree conclusions and ways forward, and to propose topics and priorities for further investment by ESRC and others, in the context of plans for the Global Challenges Research Fund, UK Research and Innovation and the wider research funding system.
You can see a summary of our previous events here.