ESRC STEPS Centre wins prestigious award
The European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) has awarded the IDS-coordinated ESRC STEPS Centre its prestigious new Ziman award for ‘the most innovative cooperation in a venture to promote the public understanding of the social dimensions of science’.
The STEPS Centre was given the award for its Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto project which recommends new ways of linking science and innovation to development for a more sustainable, equitable and resilient future.
The New Manifesto project included many collaborative and interactive elements such as: 20+ roundtable events across the world; an interactive wiki-timeline mapping over 40 years of science and technology for development; and a multimedia version of the Manifesto, illustrated with video, audio and other materials.
Dr Adrian Ely, convenor of the New Manifesto project said: ‘This award is a testimony to the collaborative efforts of hundreds of participants who contributed to the project through seminars, round tables and background papers. We are honoured to receive recognition of these efforts from EASST, and are taking forward the Manifesto's ideas through the STEPS Centre's continuing impact, communications and engagement work, with global partners and through contributions to the Post-2015 development agenda.’
The €1000 prize money will be used to continue broadening the public understanding of the social dimensions of science through the Manifesto project.
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