Research in Gender and Science and Technology Studies have revealed the manifold interrelations and interdependencies between technology development, innovation processes, and society as well as the consequences if they are not taken into account. And they have demonstrated the great potential including such perspectives in research and innovation processes for responsible research and innovation. In her talk Univ. Prof. Dr. Carmen Leicht-Scholten (RWTH Aachen University) will discuss the potential of integrating gender and diversity perspectives into research and innovation processes, in terms of excellence, creativity, and business opportunities. Questioning gender norms and stereotypes, standards and reference models have to be rethought. In doing so it can lead to better address the diverse needs of users, foster diversity in the energy sector and enhance the societal relevance of the knowledge, technologies, and innovations produced in this field.
We look forward to a lively discussion and exchange on the topic! Drinks and lunch will be provided.