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Research and Innovation Excellence through gender equality: New pathways and challenges

23.–24.10.2019

Equality leads to enhanced excellence in science, research and innovation. We need all genders and minorities on board to make sure we can tackle the grand challenges of our time.

Research and Innovation Excellence through gender equality: New pathways and challenges conference in Helsinki in October 2019 brings together Europe’s top speakers and thinkers working towards that goal. 

We are honoured to have former president and the first female head of state of Finland Tarja Halonen as our keynote speaker.

The first EC Communication on Women in Science was adopted in 1999. The same year was established the Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation. Now, 20 years later, we turn to Helsinki again. Now is the time to take stock of the developments, improvements and lessons learned in the advancement of gender equality in research and innovation (R&I). It is also time to take action on the future of gender equality in R&I. The conference is funded by the European Commission.

If you have any questions related to the practicalities of the conference, please contact:

Tiia Vasko
TVasko@cwt-me.com 
Event Manager 
CWT Meetings & Events

If you have any questions related to the speakers or the program of the event, please contact:

Matti Kajaste
Matti.Kajaste@minedu.fi 
Ministry of Education and Culture
Department for Higher Education and Science Policy and General Upper Secondary Education
P.O. Box 29, FI-00023 Government, Finland
+358 50 573 1109

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 859383 – NEWPATHWAYS.