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G&K Humanities Impact Café at ASTP fall meeting and Brave New World

As part of Brave New World and the ASTP Fall Meeting, Christoph Koeller is guiding through the Humanities Impact Café “Upgrade yourself!? – Knowledge transfer from Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts for next generation human machine interfaces”. The workshop is about how technology affects human life and which human perspectives should be considered by technology developers when it comes to biohacking, implanted chips, antennas etc. Two talks, one from Dr Femke Nijboer (assistant professor neuropsychology in the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit at Leiden University and affiliate member of the 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology) and one from Dr Stephan Kohn (head of Telekom Design Gallery, the future and innovation forum of Deutsche Telekom AG), will provide inspiration and outline different point of views on next generation HMI. Based on these talks, the impact café taps into an interactive format that tackles possible contributions of SSHA to next generation HMI. Together we will tackle the questions mentioned above, challenging the SSHA perspective. It’s SSHA transfer in reality.

The workshop will take place on November 8th, 2018 from 11.00 – 13.30h at Holiday Inn Leiden, Haagse Schouwweg 10, 2332 KG Leiden. Participation is free of charge for participants of ASTP 2018 Fall Meeting (register here or Brave New World (register for the conference here ( and additionally for the workshop via

Taking the partnership between ASTP and BNW into account the workshop addresses Knowledge Transfer Officers, knowledge transfer minded people and, especially, all open minded SSHA academics and students, including the BNW community.

G&K Workshop at Berlin Science Week: Nurturing SSHA start-ups

Knowledge transfer from Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (SSHA) is a topic of growing relevance, the call for “impact” for instance is known all over the place. Other than in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Intellectual Property Rights play a minor role in SSHA transfer. One of the most popular transfer instruments that is highly appreciated by almost every politician are start ups. They do exist in SSHA transfer but there is a request to improve the amount and quality of SSHA start ups. Therefore, the main question of this workshop is: How to nurture SSHA start ups?

The event “Nurturing SSHA start-ups” aims to increase the understanding of specifics of SSHA start-ups. . It is organized by ASTP, Weizenbaum-Institute for the networked society and G&K. Christoph will guide through the workshop. The workshop will tackle ways of supporting SSHA knowledge transfer in a best possible manner – from research to commercial and non-commercial markets, including social innovation. Therefore, selected talks on SSHA start-ups will provide inspiration. Based on these talks, the Humanities Impact Hub-Café taps into an interactive format that allows instant communication, learning, and orientation on practice-related start-up issues. This way, the workshop seeks to enable attendees for SSHA transfer and start-ups. The workshop addresses SSHA academics and students as well as knowledge transfer-minded attendees who aim to contribute with their work to society and the economy.

The workshop will take place as part of the Berlin Science Week in cooperation with ASTP and the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society  on November 2nd, 2018 from 13 – 17h at Weizenbaum Institute, Hardenbergstr. 32 (1st Floor), D-10623 Berlin.

There is no admission fee. As registration is limited, please register here (

Further details on the event can be found here.

Speakers: Simone Burel, Romy Hilbig, Mark Mann, Robert Meijer, Christoph Köller