De Boelelaan 1085 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The VU Institute for research on innovation and communication in the health and life sciences (VU)
The VU University Amsterdam (legal entity: Stichting VU-VUmc) is one of the leading research universities in Europe. The VU houses 12 faculties, 14 interdisciplinary research institutes and is participant in 40 accredited research schools. In total, the VU employs over 1,750 research FTE and publishes more than 6,650 academic articles, monographs and books per year. The VU Institute for research on innovation and communication in the health and life sciences, is part of the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (FALW). The VU Institute has wide expertise in studying and designing science-society interfaces to contribute to a robust understanding of social innovation; enrich science with increased societal legitimacy, research utilisation and societal awareness of how innovations may benefit the sustainability and equity of societies. Research at the VU Institute specifically focuses on the meaningful exchange of knowledge and expertise between scientific and non-scientific groups and the reflexive monitoring of such processes. VU developed the multi-stakeholder Interactive Learning and Action approach to Responsible Research and Innovation, which has been applied in fields such as medical biotechnology, ecological genomics, neurosciences, animal production, disease-specific health research, sustainable development, synthetic biology, and science education.
Role in the Project
VU is the leader of the WP3 on the co-Creation, development and piloting of new SS 2.0 models and methods. As the most experienced partner in SS, VU will also contribute to the rest of WPs.
Eduardo Muniz Pereira Urias
VU University Amsterdam - Research Associate