Working in mixed consortia is an art to be mastered

Impression of pilot seminar

22 December 2015

About 40 NWO researchers and experts in co-production of knowledge and transdisciplinary research came together at the Amsterdam Business School (University of Amsterdam) in December 2015 to share their experiences with cooperating with non-academic partners.

The seminar was a pilot hosted by the university, NWO Social Sciences and VerDuS (the knowledge initiative 'Connecting Sustainable Cities' by NWO, Platform31, SIA and two ministries). 'We wanted to explore if this kind of exchanging experience and lessons learned from the past would come in handy for starting researchers in NWO programmes,' says Ymkje de Boer on behalf of NWO. 'Now that we know it does, we're looking into ways to continue the dialogue we started and to offer this form of 'inter-vision' for more young researchers at NWO Social Sciences in the future.' Participants came from four different NWO Social Science programs.

Source: NWO