The Doing Science with Colombia event will raise awareness of the important milestones that the bilateral science and innovation relationship is achieving and consider its future.
What is the ‘Doing Science with Colombia’ event?
The scientific collaboration between Colombia and the UK has grown over the last 5 years to unprecedented levels, particularly due to the work both countries have been doing through the Newton Fund and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The number and quality of joint research projects is testament to this.
In 2017, an event was held called Doing Science with Colombia as a way to raise awareness of the important milestones that the bilateral science and innovation relationship was achieving. This October, the Doing Science with Colombia 2019 event will once again celebrate the achievements of this relationship and consider its future. We will discuss issues such as the current state of the scientific collaboration, the sustainability of research and innovation projects and the future of the bilateral relationship from different perspectives.
Be part of this year’s event and take the opportunity to network with the wide range of organisations that make such a strong collaboration possible.
02 October 2019
09:00 – 09:30
H.E. Antonio Jose Ardila, Ambassador of Colombia to the UK
Greg Houston, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Colombia
Professor Tim Littlewood, Director of Science, Natural History Museum, London
09:30 – 10:00
Dr Sonia Monroy, Deputy Head of Colciencias “Colombia’s Science and Technology Agency” and future Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
10:00 – 10:40
Panel discussion: State of the art of bilateral scientific collaboration
Prof Federica Di Palma, Director of Science, EI
Patrick Shipp, Director Americas (Science & Innovation), BEIS
Vivienne Stern, Director Universities UK Int’l
10:40 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:40
Panel discussion: How Science & Innovation collaboration looks in the field
Mark Jarman, SAC
Dr Andrei Gomez-Suarez, University of Bristol
Dr France Gerard, NERC
Dr Helena Rivera, Edinburgh School of Architecture
11:40 – 12:20
Panel discussion: The sustainability of research projects: alternative funding sources
Jenny McInnes, Deputy Head International Climate Fund, BEIS
Prof David Falzani MBE, Polaris Assoc.
Jose Puyana, UK Executive Director, Procolombia
12:20 – 12:40
“Our joint scientific priorities”: Forward looking wrap-up discussion
Sonia Monroy, Deputy Head of Colciencias
Patrick Shipp, Director Americas International Science & Innovation, BEIS
12:40 – 02:00
The Doing Science with Colombia 2019 event has been organised by:
With the support of:
Start date: 02 October 2019
End date: 02 October 2019
Time: 08h00 – 14h00
Venue: Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum, London
Registration deadline: 29 September 2019