ERACAN+ logo Eracan+ teamProfessor Lizbeth Goodman spoke at the morning kickoff meeting at the MARS Research hub in Toronto in June, and joined government officials and European representatives on an industry and accelerator tour. SMARTlab and the IDRC of Ireland are soon to kick off with new collaborative projects. Watch this space..

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The U.S. Embassy is hosting a fascinating workshop in Mabos on Hanover Quay on Thursday 3rd of April at 3pm titled “Innovative Citizenship: the New Civics”

The topic of the afternoon is “What opportunity does technology provide to help redefine civic education and public engagement? Experiments with games, online social media and civic projects explores what’s next in citizenship”

Panelist: Stephen Walter, Emerson Engagement Game Lab
Panelist: Fred Boss, NCCA
Panelist: Sean O’Gradaigh, NUI Galway
Panelist: James Corbett, Mission V
Panelist: Lizbeth Goodman, SMARTlab Digital Institute

Spaces are limited but If you’re interested in attending please RSVP: Angie Smith, Deputy Director, Office of Public Diplomacy, U.S. Embassy:

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Disordered-worldThe PhD seminar is well underway! For the full month of July, SMARTlab is facilitating international PhD students in undertaking modules in Research Methods, Critical Thinking, Interdisciplinary Research Skills, Creative Technology Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Open Responsible Innovation! Selected external talks are also available for streaming to remote sites. This week’s highlight so far has been Dr Ian Hughes of Forfas, presenting radical ideas from his new book on Our Disordered World!

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Queen-MaryThe Royal Irish Academy Social Sciences Committee is hosting an event entitled ‘Values in University Education: from Academic Freedom to Impact’ on Monday 10 June from 1-5pm.

The event will explore shifting principles and values in higher education, such as academic freedom, impact, and open source innovation, against the backdrop of economic pressure and current proposed changes in policy effecting the education sector overall.

Programme can be downloaded here.

Media coverage of the event:
– On Storify
– Article on The Irish Times


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