Connecting with societal partners: an event for researchers in the field of brain, cognition and behavior

Organized by Young NeurolabNL and  Brain Cognition Behaviour – The Netherlands (BCB-NL)

Monday 13 June 2022, 12:30 – 17:00 o’clock, Muntgebouw Utrecht

To register, fill out the registration form below until May 30th 2022. This event is free of charge.

Do you want to broaden your research by working with societal, clinical, and industry partners? Come to an exciting networking event for early career researchers organized by BCB-NL and Young NeurolabNL! You will learn more about the (funding) opportunities that open up when working with societal partners and gain insights into setting up fruitful collaborations.

During this event, you will first be able to learn from two experts on non-academic collaborations during the keynote presentations. Then, you can attend interactive workshops (click on the link to find out more about the workshops) in which you will connect with several societal partners, including patient organizations and clinicians, industry, educational, and citizens science partners. And of course, there will be plenty of time for a chat, drinks and snacks 😊.

The event is targeted at early career researchers (assistant professor/postdoc/late stage PhD) interested in finding out more about collaborating with partners outside of academia, or interested in finding new partners.

Please come and join us!

The event will be held in English.

Event Date: Monday 13 June 2022, 12:30 – 17:00 o’clock

Location: Muntgebouw Utrecht (10 minutes walking distance from Utrecht Main Station)

Here is a preview of the preliminary program:

  • 12:30 – 13:00: Arrival (+ lunch snack)
  • 13:00 – 13:10: Welcome
  • 13:10 – 13:50: Keynote Esther Aarts: “Public-private partnerships in cognitive neuroscience: what to expect”
  • 13:50 – 14:10: Keynote from  Dr. Jeanet Bruil, head of the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA) on the “Working in transdisciplinary consortia from a funder’s perspective”
  • 14:15 – 15:00: Workshop Round 1
  • 15:00 – 15:15: Break
  • 15:15 – 16:00: Workshop Round 2
  • 16:00 – 17:00: Mingle and Connect

The registration deadline is Monday 30 May 2022.

You can register here:

  • Workshops
    We offer four parallel workshops . Each workshop will be given twice, so you will have the opportunity to attend two workshops. The workshops are centered around different types of potential partners for scientific research in the field of Brain, Cognition and Behaviour:

    1. Patient Organizations and Clinicians
    2. Industry Partners (incl. start-ups, non-academic & non-profit applied research)
    3. Educational partners (e.g., elementary schools, Universities of applied sciences/HBOs)
    4. Citizens Science Partners.

    The workshops will also give opportunities to connect with societal partners. To find out more about the workshops, please go here. Please indicate below your top three workshop preference.

  • Information about you:
    To facilitate networking, please provide some information on your background and your main research interests. This information will be shared with the attending societal partners and the participants (along with your name, institution and email address).

  • Mingle and Connect.

    There will be time to relax and chat.

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