The second DARIAH Innovation Forum: Bringing Together DARIAH and the Industries will take place on November 3, from 9:30 to 19:00 GMT in the Trinity Long Room Arts and Humanities Research Institute in Dublin, Ireland. The forum is led by the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH), which aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research in arts and humanities across Europe.
This one-day event will include panel presentations, a keynote and an innovation challenge that highlights the importance of arts and humanities in having a ground-breaking impact on technological development to create truly human-centred innovation.
The Innovation Challenge of this year’s DARIAH Innovation Forum is to reinvent regional airports as hubs for cultural exchange, helping revive their economic and social vitality. In addition to panel discussions and a keynote by Michela Magas, Innovation Advisor to the European Commission and the G7 leaders, the forum will allow researchers to present their solutions to the aforementioned Innovation Challenge, giving them a chance to create innovative ideas and win attractive cash prizes.
The event will feature panel presentations from major multinational industry players, including Ernst and Young and ReD Associates; creative and cultural SMEs such as Noho and Kinzen; forward-thinking academic projects such as the Cassandra Project and the Human + Programme; and recognised arts/culture incubators such as Gluon, IMEC and i2CAT.
Some of the topics that the panel will explore are ‘Making Technology Better with Human-centred Innovation and Policy’ and ‘Humanities and the Arts as Enabling Technologies.’ By encouraging such transdisciplinary discussions, the forum aims to encourage collaboration between industry and research partners sustained by a human-centred approach to technological innovation.
The DARIAH Innovation Forum is open to the public. There are no attendance fees, but registration is required. The event is open for either in-person or online attendance. Attendees are advised to select only one mode of participation as in-person participation has a seating capacity limit.