A sustainable green transition is achieved by investing in the diversity of RDI activities – the AGDA project continues to work on this theme

AGDA is a Nordic development project funded by the Nordic Gender Equality Fund (NIKK). The project focuses on the opportunities that a greater focus on diversity and inclusion could create in the RDI-field, particularly in respect of green transition.

Developments during the late autumn of 2022

During the Geography Days session on 3rd November, we got to test how the Timeout dialogue method works with our theme and met researchers, experts and students interested in diversity and innovation work. We deepened the project’s knowledge base by interviewing various stakeholders. We also heard from women working in projects related to the green transition as well as from experts working for Business Finland, The Academy of Finland and Nordic Innovation.

What to expect from the beginning of 2023?

The second Timeout dialogue will be organised with the University of Vaasa on the 12th of January in the Wasa Innovation Center. We have invited local stakeholders to have a discussion around the topic, Possibilities of diversity in the green transition. Next, on the 10th of February, we will head to Norway where we have our last dialogue on the topic Inclusive Innovation. In Norway, our local partner is the Western Norway Research Institute (Vestlandsforsking).

AGDA project’s publication event will take place on International Women’s Day which is the 8th of March, where we welcome everyone interested in the topic to join us.

You will find more information from MDI’s social media output in the upcoming weeks! But this is not the end: for example, the AGDA-team will have a slot at the Swedish Innovation Days webinar to present our results at the end of March.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

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