07/11/2012 - 07/15/2012 | Dublin, Ireland

KORANET at the Euroscience Open Forum 2012

The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is Europe’s largest, general science meeting which is held in a leading European city every two years. The event is unique in the diversity of delegates who attend: it attracts top researchers from the natural sciences and the social sciences; business leaders; senior EU and government officials; and international scientific media. They come to discuss the best of European science and to address all of the current major global scientific challenges, including Energy, Climate Change, Food and Health.
entrance of fair ground with event poster

The KORANET consortium did not want to miss out on this unique opportunity to be part of a get-together of various stakeholders from the world of science, in particular not, since the two joint calls which have been/are being implemented within the framework of the program offer two successful examples about how researchers can be supported in teaming up at global level to tackle the major societal challenges of the 21st century.

At our small (but cozy) conference booth we had the opportunity to spread information about the KORANET program and our two joint calls, the first on “Life-long Health” and the second on “Green Technologies”.

view of info booth with KORANET poster in background

The open-minded and stimulating atmosphere made it quite easy to attract the interest of various people along the entire spectrum of the ESOF’s visitors. Profession and disciplinary boarders were only of minor importance, thus, we received many different and original views on our project as valuable new input. At the same time we were able to raise interest for the KORANET program among stakeholders who weren’t aware of KORANET before. 

The importance of the event was emphasized by the presence of Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and former UN High-Commissioner, five Nobel Price winners, Bob Geldorf and various other people from the academic world, politics, government agencies, international organizations or civil society who have a stake in science and the development of solutions for the global challenges of mankind. 

Further Information

For more information about ESOF 2012 in Dublin, please click here.

For information about ESOF 2014 in Copenhagen, please click here.

Project Coordinator

Dr. Gerold Heinrichs
DLR Project Management Agency
European and International Cooperation

Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
53227 Bonn, Germany
+49 228 3821-1401
+49 228 3821-1444

Managing Coordinator

Hans Westphal
DLR Project Management Agency
European and International Cooperation

Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
53227 Bonn, Germany
+49 228 3821-1473
+49 228 3821-1444
Stimulating and facilitating the participation of European researchers in Korean R&D programs
Korea-EU S&T Cooperation Advancement Programme
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 226154.