Netherlands Co-conference: Archived webpage from the First i2S conference

This is an archived page from the website of the 2013 First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation.
Please note that this is a copy of a page from the original conference website which was hosted elsewhere; some links (eg to the conference venue) have been removed and some of the material within the page refers to functionality that is no longer available (eg references to material in the right-hand column).
A full site map of the archived website shows all the pages and elements that were on the original conference website. 


The Centre for Innovation at the Leiden University campus in The Hague will host a co-conference on Tuesday September 10 and Wednesday September 11, 2013.


Thematic focus on peace & security and sustainability

The Dutch co-conference is designed as an integral part of the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation, featuring world-class plenary speakers spanning inter- and transdisciplinary research, systems thinking, complexity science, implementation science, project management, collaboration and team science. The program also provides a platform for academics to discuss current trends, lessons learnt and the future of research integration and implementation.

The Dutch program offers its own plenaries on research integration and implementation and parallel sessions in three conference tracks:

  1. Concepts and Methods: Taking Stock, Trends and Challenges
  2. Thematic Focus 1: Peace and Security
  3. Thematic Focus 2: Sustainability

Participation and registration

The co-conference can host a maximum of 50 participants. Priority access will be given to participants who will actively contribute to the co-conference by submitting a digital poster, being a plenary speaker, being a discussant, or volunteering as a digital poster tour guide. Registrants are asked to write a brief statement about their interest in this conference and how their expertise or experience can contribute to lively conference discussion and debate. You can register at [link removed].

Conference fee

  • Registration fee €150,-
  • The registration fee includes the fee for online participation in the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation and gives you access to all digital posters and related web-based conference facilities. (In other words you do not need to register separately for the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation.)


Contact information

The Dutch co-conference of the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation is an initiative of Femke Merkx (Kenniscocreatie, onderzoek & advies) and the Centre for Innovation, Leiden University, Campus The Hague. For more information, please contact:


Femke Merkx
Femke Merkx
BIOGRAPHY: Femke Merkx, PhD is a self-employed advisor, researcher and facilitator in integrative applied research and is developing herself as an I2S-expert. She has a special interest in using dialogue methods for knowledge integration in particular using an approach based on soft systems methodology. Femke has a broad interdisciplinary training in the natural sciences as well as in philosophy and social sciences and has a PhD in Science & Technology Studies. In 2012 she published a review on methods and concepts for knowledge co-creation: Samenwerken aan werkzame kennis. Methoden en technieken voor kenniscocreatie and recently she contributed to two other Dutch publications on co-production of knowledge. Previously Femke was employed as a researcher at the Rathenau Institute, department of Science System Assessment and at the University of Twente, department of Science, Technology, Health and Policy Studies. More information (in Dutch) can be found at her website Kenniscocreatie, onderzoek & advies.


Ulrich Mans
Ulrich Mans
BIOGRAPHY: Ulrich Mans works as project leader on research innovation for the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University Campus The Hague. Ulrich has a background in international development studies and has worked for various organizations in the field of political transitions, including the International Crisis Group, The Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), Life and Peace Institute in Khartoum and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Ulrich is currently finalizing his PhD on economic geography and sustainability transitions for the University of Amsterdam.