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Open Knowledge Festival 2014

Open Knowledge Festival 2014 | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

To create societies where everyone has both access to key information and the ability to use it to understand and shape their lives, we must build knowledge into the heart of all of our activities. This is a big task which requires not just a global shift in mindset, but also that we build the tools and communities to make such a society possible. We invite you to join us from 15-17 July in Berlin for OKFestival 2014 as we consider how to translate Open Minds to Open Action.

 

This year, these conversations will be based around three narrative streams; Knowledge, Tools and Society. Each encompasses a broad range of open topics that the community is passionate about, and by building a programme around these three streams, instead of by topic, OKFestival allows for greater collaboration between attendees and shared progress across the entire open movement.

 

 

 
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This looks a good opportunity to explore the open knowledge movement

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Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre - Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre - Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The industry’s commitment to supporting scientific research to underpin growth and development is set to move ahead with the formal launch of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) in June 2014.

 

Five years of funding for the SAIC have now been secured from the Scottish Funding Council, in partnership with Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise and the aquaculture industry. The SAIC will bring thirteen Scottish Higher Education Institutions together with a large number of aquaculture businesses to support problem solving research specifically designed to deliver economic development.


The Centre will also focus on knowledge exchange and training.  All of the SAIC’s activities will promote collaboration between Scottish aquaculture businesses and the Scottish academic and research community.

 

 

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Looking forward to seeing this initiative up and running 

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Aquaculture Europe 2014: Session on Knowledge management, transfer and extension networks

Aquaculture Europe 2014: Session on Knowledge management, transfer and extension networks | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Submit your abstracts now for the session on "Knowledge management, transfer and extension networks". This includes education and training, informal learning, communities of practice. knowledge sharing and innovation management. Presentations on new initiatives, case studies, need assessments or research outputs are welcome.   

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If you are reading this Scoop you most likely have an interest in this topic - please share your work and insights with us at this key European event. 

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Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre | Transforming Scottish Aquaculture

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre | Transforming Scottish Aquaculture | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) will provide transformational change in the relationship between the aquaculture industry, the research community and Government to overcome these issues and release Scotland’s potential. Investment in the SAIC will help transform aquaculture’s already substantial contribution to the Scottish economy, with many of the benefits concentrated in fragile rural communities. The Scottish Government has adopted industry targets for increased production. In the salmon industry alone, meeting these targets would contribute an additional £500 million to the Scottish economy per year. If we consider the wider sector, including trout, shellfish, supply chain and all supporting businesses, then the overall financial contribution to the Scottish economy could exceed £1 billion. SAIC will bring together the key players in this strategically important industry, focusing on removing current and future obstacles, creating wealth and long term employment.
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Scottish Aquaculture Innovation website launched today.

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Young’s, Sainsbury’s, Seafish on board for new Scottish fisheries body | Undercurrent News

Young’s, Sainsbury’s, Seafish on board for new Scottish fisheries body | Undercurrent News | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Young’s, Sainsbury’s and Seafish are among the founding members of a new Scottish organization due to launch later in June.

Fisheries Innovation Scotland (FIS) is intended as a non-profit-distributing organization with the remit of bringing together the Scottish fisheries sector (capture, processing and retail) with government and scientists.

 

Its stated purpose is to spearhead an “on-going program of research, knowledge exchange and education”, one of the funding bodies, Seafish, toldUndercurrent News.

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This is an interesting and welcome development in Scotland

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Erasmus+ Call and Guide Published

Erasmus+ Call and Guide Published | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Organisations wishing to bid for funding in 2014 through Erasmus+, the European Union's new programme for education, training, youth and sport, can start to prepare their grant applications from today.

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Companies and other organisations interested in knowledge and skills alliances can get in touch with Aqua-tnet to help build appropriate partnerships.

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