Besides the activities and advisory work, ScienceWorks also manages some international networks to support the interaction between science and society:
The Technopolicy Network is a world wide network of knowledge regions and a platform for the exchange of knowledge and expertise around Science Based Regional Development. The Technopolicy Network stimulates the collaboration between knowledge regions internationally. Technopolicy organises events around scientific entrepreneurship and regional science based development. Our events are known for their high quality and international variety of speakers and offer good opportunities for networking. More information on www.technopolicy.net.
The Network for the Assessment and Evaluation of the Societal Impact of Science was founded in 2015, and brings together experts around the theme of measuring and demonstrating the societal impact of scientific research. University strategists, research funders, science evaluators and research managers from around the world exchange knowledge and expertise about the different ways to demonstrate societal impact and systems to support this impact.
AESIS organises annually the conference Impact of Science, but for example also a course on integrating societal impact in a research strategy. More information is available on the website: www.aesisnet.com.
The Academion is a network, established in 2016, for private investors and focusses on scientific companies and projects. To present the members of the network different propositions, Academion is collaborating with different Dutch universities. These propositions can be derived from scientific researchers, students or recent graduates, who are using the knowledge of the university to set up new businesses.