Manchester International Summer School on Emerging Technologies

La escuela de verano tendrá lugar en Manchester, Reino Unido del 8 al 13 de junio 2014. Se sugiere aplicar lo antes posible, se comenzará a evaluar solicitudes desde el 21 de marzo.

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at the
University of Manchester invites early career researchers to
apply for the Manchester International Summer School on
Emerging Technologies (MiSET2014).

The Manchester International Summer School on Emerging
Technologies provides advanced training, researcher
development, and networking opportunities for early career
(doctoral) researchers interested in real-time research and
innovation systems assessment and innovation policy
development for transformative emerging technologies.

Objectives and Content: The Summer School will provide
participants with enhanced capabilities to conceptualize and use
advanced methods of analysis to probe and anticipate research
and innovation trajectories and their outcomes. Particular
attention will be given to strategies for linking research questions,
methods, and results with broader concerns related to research,
management, and policy in emerging and convergent technology
domains including science networking, commercialisation, and
responsible research and innovation. Novel large-scale data
methods will be examined, alongside advances in foresight and
anticipatory approaches. Domains of interest include (but are not
limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, neurotechnology,
data science, digital manufacturing, and new energy technologies.
The Summer School will examine the economic, societal and
policy implications of emerging technologies in advanced
economies and in rising power economies such as Brazil, Russia,
India, China, and South Africa.

Participants: The Summer School welcomes participants from
doctoral students at the early stages of research development (in
their first and second years). More advanced doctoral students
can apply and will be considered if space is available. About 25
doctoral students will be invited to the Summer School.

Course Schedule (2014): Sunday, 6 June: arrival; 16h opening
session; evening introductory dinner. Monday, 9 June through to
Friday, 13 June: keynotes, lectures, practical sessions, student
presentations on doctoral research (with feedback), evening
dinners; Saturday, June 14: departure.

Tuition, Accommodation and Meals Provided: All accepted
students will receive no-cost tuition scholarships. Accepted
students will be provided with most meals and 6 nights no-cost
accommodation at the Manchester Business School Hotel.

Travel Stipends: Students registered in universities outside of
Europe may apply for travel stipends to offset the cost of economy
round-trip air travel. Reimbursement will require Summer School
attendance and presentation of receipts. Further details will be
provided to accepted students. Please indicate if you will need a
visa to enter the UK (we will provide an invitation letter but you
will be responsible for visa application to the appropriate UK
Consulate). Students registered at European universities should
request travel support from their home institutions or other
sources. In a very few exceptional cases, we will consider requests
for travel support from European–based students.
Summer School Faculty: Keynote lectures, researcher training,
and mentoring will be provided by expert faculty including
researchers from the University of Manchester (Philip Shapira, Ian
Miles, Khalid Nadvi, Abdullah Gí¶k, and Sally Randles) and
elsewhere including Jan Youtie (Georgia Institute of Technology),
Stefan Kuhlmann (University of Twente) and James Johnstone (UK
Nanotechnology KTN). Other international faculty are being
Summer School Organizers and Sponsors: The Manchester
International Summer School on Emerging Technologies 2014 is
organized by the Project on Emerging Technologies, Trajectories
and Implications of Next Generation Innovation Systems
Development in China and Russia at the University of Manchester
(supported by the UK Economic and Social Research Council) and
the Manchester-Atlanta-Beijing Innovation Co-Lab. Additional
sponsorship for the Summer School has been provided by the
European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and
Innovation (Eu-SPRI) and by the Manchester Institute of
Innovation Research. Optional extension: Some participants may
wish to attend the EU-SPRI Conference on Science and Innovation
Policy: Dynamics, Challenges, Responsibility and Practice, to be
held in Manchester, 18-20 June, 2014.
Contact for Further Details: Dr Abdullah Gí¶k at

To Apply: Please apply by email, with the subject “MiSET 2014” to sending the following
 Letter of interest explaining your interest in the Summer
School (max. 1 page). Indicate if visa required, where you will
travel from, and if travel stipend is required.
 Research abstract of your PhD research (max. 1 page)
 CV (max. 2 pages), including names of your doctoral
academic supervisor and one additional academic reference.
Early application is advised. Applications will be considered on a
rolling basis from 21 March 2014 onward

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