Kuvaaja: Maskot/Gorilla

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


The conference focuses on four main themes and will be augmented by additional discussions. Our key themes are structural and institutional change in gender equality in R&I; a broader concept of equality in R&I; digitalization and gender equality; and gender equality in innovation.


Draft conference program (subject to changes):


Day 1, 23 Oct., 2019

9.00 Registration and morning coffee

9.30 Opening of the Conference

10.00 Keynote speech: Former President of the Republic of Finland and current chair of the Board of University of Helsinki Tarja Halonen (TBC)

10.30 Founders of gender equality in research and innovation

11.45 Lunch Break

12.45 Plenary session: Institutional change for gender equality

13.45 Plenary session: Sexual harassment and gender-based violence in academia

14.30 Coffee break

15.00 Future of the EU gender in research and innovation policy of EU

16.00 Research funding organizations’ role in gender equality advancement

17:00 End of the first day

19:30 Conference dinner and social programme at Pörssitalo, Helsinki


Day 2, 24 Oct., 2019

9.00 Intersectionality and cross-cutting dimensions of equality in research and innovation to complement the R&I gender equality strategy

10.00 Integration of gender dimension in the fields of digitalization, artificial intelligence and robotics

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Gender equality and dimension in innovation policy and activities

12.30 Lunch break

13.30 Recommendations for gender equality actions in Horizon Europe

14.15 Helsinki call for action: Short wrap up from each session and discussion

15.00 Closing remarks

15.30 Conference ends