Arsenic natural contamination in the Pampean plain - Instituto de Hidrología de Llanuras “Eduardo Usunoff” (UNICEN) & University of Manchester (UoM)


Clean Energy through Innovative Materials: OFFSHORE ENERGY

Institutions: Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Chubut & University of Surrey

Priority Area: Research & Development

Brief description of overall project: Sustainable energy is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and current challenges to energy storage need to be solved to enable the transition towards a global renewable energy matrix.

This Workshop focuses on the development of advanced materials for sustainable energy production (solar, wind, wave, tidal and salinity gradient energy) and energy storage through batteries and hydrogen technology in offshore platforms.

It will facilitate collaboration between universities and research institutions from Argentina and the UK, allowing the interaction between researchers and stakeholders, enabling future projects that will impact on the social and economic development of Argentina.

Workshop dates: 1st – 3rd of October 2019

Arsenic natural contamination in the Pampean plain: natural occurrence and situation of the water supply public systems of Buenos Aires province

Institutions: Instituto de Hidrología de Llanuras “Eduardo Usunoff” (UNICEN) & University of Manchester (UoM)

Priority Area: Research & Development

Brief description of overall project: The aim of the project is to strengthen the existing mutual collaboration between UoM and IHLLA. This partnership will result in a direct transfer of knowledge to society by means of the interaction with water supply companies in Argentina, where the normative framework, that is, the maximum permitted level of Arsenic in groundwater is under debate. The research and direct transfer of knowledge that arise from this project will impact in social welfare since water quality is expected to improve.

Workshop dates: 4th - 8th November 2019


Addressing the gap between the production of knowledge regarding public health and its translation into practice in Buenos Aires

Institutions: Centro Redes &University of Nottingham

Priority Area: Research & Development; Social Innovation & Inclusion

Brief description of the overall project: The project is focused on improving the use of public health knowledge produced in medical schools in Buenos Aires, and its social relevance to local needs and demands. The objective is also to develop a structured approach to strengthen the work of existing knowledge transfer units in the city. The Committee on Health of the Senate is currently discussing the creation of a National Agency for Health Technology Assessment to provide guidance to improve public healthcare and tackle segmentation and disparity in access. This is therefore a promising time and context to develop a renewed approach to tackle the social challenge of improving quality and access to public health.

Workshop dates: 13th - 15th of November 2019 - Photos Video

Enhancing Urban Safety and Crime Prevention through Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

Institutions: Universidad de Buenos Aires & Leeds University

Priority Area: Research and Development

Brief description of overall project: This project will explore the contribution of differing state and non-state actors in the provision of urban safety and how these might best be harnessed in the public interests. It will develop our comparative understanding of the complex relations between actors, processes and networks that constitute urban safety, with particular regard to specific neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and Leeds. It will map these relations and the array of regulatory structures responsible for steering them. It will explore the interactions between these and the manner in which they might better be harnessed to the prevention of crime and reduction of victimization. 

Workshop dates: 18th - 20th of February 2020

Diversifying the English Language Teaching Curriculum

Institutions: Universidad Nacional de la Plata & University of East Anglia

Priority Area: Student Employability & Competitiveness. Social Innovation & Inclusion.

Brief description of overall project: Argentinian higher education faces significant challenges in terms of representation. Ethnic minority groups, migrants, native populations and socio-economically deprived individuals are poorly represented in universities and tertiary colleges. The case of the English language teaching degree course presents an equally concerning scenario in terms of gender disparity. This project takes the responsibility of recognizing under-representation as an issue of concern and proposes to investigate the scope for increased curriculum diversification in the training of English language teachers in Argentina to address these issues. 

Workshop dates: 20th - 28th February 2020.

Machine Intelligence: Training and applications to regional challenges

Institutions: University of Newcastle & Universidad Nacional de Tucumán

Priority Area: Research & Development

Brief description of overall project: The joint availability of computational power, huge datasets, complex domains, and mature algorithms have considerably changed the landscape for Machine Intelligence, also sometimes referred to as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), etc. Currently, applications in health and welfare, space sciences, climate, e-government, and many others can benefit from AI techniques such as Machine Learning, Data Mining, etc.

This workshop is intended to tackle 4 main aspects: (a) training in machine intelligence through higher education programs, (b) engage decision makers and stakeholders within different fields, (c) raise awareness on how these techniques can be applied to different domains and (d) foster applications, translation and entrepreneurship with local/regional relevance.

Workshop dates: 24th - 28th of February 2020