Knowledge & Innovation
Knowledge & Innovation (K&I) is a social research organisation based in Rome. Its members are social scientists have been participating in many research projects in the framework of the research programmes of European Union (on issues such as the socialisation of scientific research; gender and science; public engagement and responsible research and innovation (RRI); environmental sustainability and energy transition; privacy and security.
K&I carries out activities in Italy, Europe and worldwide, using an interdisciplinary approach. These activities include research, evaluation and technical assistance, monitoring, consultancy, training and capacity building, networking and science communication, public engagement, as well as the production of guidelines, online resources and other tools that can help setting new policies or effectively implementing existing ones.
Giovanna Declich, sociologist and gender expert, works in projects on gender in science (since PRAGES, 2009-10 up to CASPER, 2020-22). Besides project design, monitoring & evaluation and training, she carries out research, mainly on gender and responsible research and innovation (RRI), in Europe and worldwide. She coordinates the MINDtheGEPs K&I team, who are in charge of monitoring & evaluation, offering crosscutting support to partners in the project.
Claudia Colonnello, social researcher and gender expert, has participated in several FP7 and H2020 projects focused on gender in research and responsible research and innovation at institutional and policy level. She has been carrying out research, training and technical assistance as well as design, monitoring & evaluation of projects in Europe and worldwide. She is part of the K&I MINDtheGEPs evaluation team.
Federico Luigi Marta
Federico Luigi Marta is a social researcher, responsible for the monitoring and supervision of all K&I projects. He carried out research activities (in Europe and Africa) in areas such as migration, civil society, poverty and social exclusion, gender equality, energy transition and science-society relationships. He is currently involved in the MINDtheGEPs for monitoring and evaluation.