Wednesday, November 30 2022
Dia · Setmana
The European projects SO-CLOSE and TRACTION present their digital and artistic tools to combat social exclusion
The research and innovation projects SO-CLOSE (coordinated by the UAB) and TRACTION (led by the Catalan company Vicomtech and with the participation of the UAB) will present their main results on Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. headquarters of the European Commission in Barcelona.
Both initiatives have been funded through the European Union's Horizon 2020 program and share the purpose of contributing to consolidating museums and cultural institutions as spaces for sustainable digital cultural co-creation.
The event is open to the public and is especially aimed at people linked to cultural and artistic organizations and institutions or from the social sphere and public administrations.
About the projects
- SO-CLOSE, focused on the refugee experience, has developed open access digital tools that can be used for educational or documentation purposes. Versions of the tools made with genuine migratory information and experiences will be presented at the event, co-created by professionals from the academic and digital world, and refugees and migrants who determined their own needs, expectations and possibilities when choosing the tools to develop. Check out the SO-CLOSE Memory Center Platform: https://bit.ly/socloseMCP
- TRACTION, for its part, explored the use of technology as a critical element in the co-creation of operas between professionals and diverse communities. Two main technological tools have been developed: The Co-Creation Space, a tool to foster participation, interaction and discussion during the co-creation process, and the Co-Creation Stage, a tool to enable real-time opera performances from different locations and scenarios.
10:00 am Institutional welcome - Representative of the European Commission in Barcelona
10:15am Presentation of the results of the SO-CLOSE and TRACTION projects
Javier Rodrigo, coordinator of the SO-CLOSE project.
Mikel Zorrilla, coordinator of the TRACTION project.
10:40 a.m. Colloquium
Ana Pérez-Muelas (Memorial Museum of Exile - MUME)
Irene Calvís (Gran Teatre del Liceu)
Javier Rodrigo (UAB)
Mikel Zorrilla (Vicomtech)
11:30 a.m. Closing
Place: Passeig de Gràcia, 90 Barcelona
Date: Wednesday 30, November2022 - 10:00h
End date: Wednesday 30, November2022 - 11:30h
Organiser: SO-CLOSE and TRACTION projects
Monday, January 30, 2023
On 30 and 31 January, the Eureka building of the UAB Research Park will host the kick-off meeting of the WIRE project, coordinated by researcher Javier Rodrigo of the UAB Department of Modern and Contemporary History.
It is an initiative funded by the European Union that aims to promote and highlight the role of women in the resistance movements in Spain, Italy, Poland and Greece. Within the framework of the project, non-conventional educational activities, innovative digital tools and a variety of educational and technical workshops aimed at students and the general public are carried out.
Place: Eureka builfing · UAB Research Park (Campus UAB)
Date: Monday 30, January2023 - 10:30h
End date: Tuesday 31, January2023 - 14:00h
Organiser: UAB Department of Modern and Contemporary History
Monday, February 27, 2023
The UAB will be present at the 4YFN fair, which will take place at Fira Gran Via, L´Hospitalet de Llobregat, from February 27 to March 2, 2023. The University will have its own stand hat will give visibility to the spin-off companies and technologies.
4YFN is the startup event of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, GSMA MWC. Our goal is to support startups, investors and companies to connect and launch new business ventures together.
Date: Monday 27, February2023 - 09:00h
End date: Thursday 2, March2023 - 20:00h
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
The world is full of social and environmental challenges and the UAB aims to be part of the solution. After the success of previous editions, the University organises the "UAB Reptes 2023" with the objective of getting students and alumni involved in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thus, this ideas generation workshop promotes working in multidisciplinary teams to come up with projects capable of meeting the needs of these social and environmental challenges.
The event will take place on 28 February from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the study hall of the RR Building, located at the Plaça Cívica (above the cafeteria). It is conceived as a disruptive innovation workshop in which participants will be grouped into teams with members of the different teaching centres to tap into their creativity and find a solution to the challenges presented. It will also include the guidance of David Hernández Salazar, design and strategic innovation technician from the UAB Research Park's Entrepreneurship Unit.
For more information please visit: https://www.uab.cat/web/detall-noticia/uab-reptes-l-esdeveniment-de-generacio-d-idees-per-resoldre-reptes-socials-i-ambientals-torna-amb-nous-premis-1345719168283.html?noticiaid=1345879297766
Place: UAB-Emprèn (Plaça Cívica)
Date: Tuesday 28, February2023 - 10:00h
End date: Tuesday 28, February2023 - 14:00h
Friday, March 24, 2023
All those interested can sign up until 21 March to participate in the UAB's second edition of Bioblitz, in continuation of the citizen science initiative organised to evaluate the biodiversity found on campus held last year.
The new edition will allow to gather more information on the environments and organisms found on the university campus. This unique opportunity allows participants to learn methodologies used in the study of nature which are often difficult to discover up close. Participants will be able to collaborate in creating a sample of different groups of plants and animals under the guidance of expert field biologists, who will show them how to study different types of living beings.
The project is funded by Fundació Autònoma Solidària (FAS) in collaboration with the UAB's Environmental Office.
Place: UAB Campus
Date: Friday 24, March2023 - 15:00h
End date: Saturday 25, March2023 - 14:00h
Organiser: Project Awareness and research to transform by educating and advocating for the improvement of biodiversity and sustainability on the UAB campus
Monday, May 8, 2023
The Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) organises this congress to present and debate on today's vanguard in plant research and reflect upon the perspectives and challenges of fundamental science today and of the agriculture of tomorrow.
The congress will be held from 8 to 10 May at the CosmoCaixa and will include conference and a poster session.
For more information on the programme and registration period, please visit the congress website.
Place: CosmoCaixa (Carrer Isaac Newton 26, Barcelona)
Date: Monday 8, May2023 - 09:00h
End date: Wednesday 10, May2023 - 17:00h
Organiser: Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)