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Sharin'Grenoble 2021: Interdisciplinary Immersion Within the Challenges of Transition

 Sharin’Grenoble 2021 : Immersion croisée dans les défis de la transition
Published on
10 September 2021

On September 30, Grenoble Ecole de Management is organizing the sixth edition of Sharin'Grenoble, which will bring together the six Research Chairs of GEM. What's the aim? To share the school's expertise and to propose solutions with the public to meet the challenges of the transition in certain areas.

The Sharin'Grenoble event aims to mobilize and get local stakeholders, companies and citizens involved in making environmental, societal and economic changes. Its aim is to exhibit the research work carried out by GEM to stakeholders such as: businesses, the community, local organizations, and proactive citizens.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 30 from 1:30 pm to 8 pm at Grenoble Ecole de Management. On the agenda: collaborative workshops, round tables, and a forum for sharing best practices and emerging initiatives (village de partage). These events are collaborative, friendly, meaningful, free, and open to all*. It should be noted that the first founding members of the Steering Committee - and the third college of the TeT (Areas in Transition) Chair - are the City of GrenobleGrenoble-Alpes MétropoleRonAlpiaGaiaCitizAlpes-Solidaires and the students of Impact at GEM. Two years ago, Sharin'Grenoble was joined by La Turbine formerly La Péniche and  Civic Lab.

The event has been given the title "France in Transition" by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition for its contribution to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Registration is required

Six Stakeholder Research Chairs

"Today, Sharin'Grenoble's aim is to host this informal meeting between all these stakeholders in order to discuss and share GEM's expertise, build greater interdisciplinarity between our researchers, and encourage interactions between science and society within the region. For this reason, this year the six GEM Research Chairs have come together to participate in the event - a first for Sharin'Grenoble! This need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to research and to share ideas and questions has made it possible for all the Research Chairs to come together for this edition of the event to discuss the theme: "Mobilizing our regions for a prosperous future" explains Jaclyn Rosebrook-Collignon of GEM's Sustainability Department, who co-initiated the event. The objective is to continue to cultivate and grow this flagship event so as to carry out our duty as a société à mission1 and to provide answers, through training and research, to the major challenges of ecological, societal and economic change, in order to contribute to a more resilient, more just, more peaceful and more responsible world."

1. Equivalent to a US Benefit corporation: type of for-profit corporate entity, authorized by thirty U.S. states and the District of Columbia, that includes positive impact on society, workers, the community, and the environment—in addition to profit—as its legally defined goals. Benefit corporations differ from traditional C corporations in purpose, accountability, and transparency, but not in taxation.

A sharing forum, thematic workshops and a plenary conference

The afternoon will start with a collection of stands showcasing start-ups and local stakeholders. Drawing on GEM's expertise in the field of serious games, the half-day event will continue with a series of game-based workshops. The Communauté des Entreprises à Mission will also be there leading a "Territoires à Mission" (Regions making a positive difference) workshop.

Throughout the afternoon, the six GEM Research Chairs will be busy hosting thematic workshops and presenting their experiences, new practices and alternative approaches alongside local councilors, partner companies, managers and project leaders, and citizen-entrepreneurs etc. All of these will in turn be interacting with the information presented by the various GEM Research Chairs, each in their specialized field. 

The afternoon will end with a plenary conference organized in two parts: a round table, with
- Claire Waysand, Economist and Senior French Civil Servant, currently serving as Executive Vice President and General Secretary of the Engie group,
- Jacques Lévy, Director of the Chair of Space Intelligence at the Hauts-de-France Polytechnic University. He is a member of the international research network Chôros and was awarded the 2018 Vautrin-Lud Prize, regarded as the Nobel Prize in Geography,
- Eric Recoura, Director of Grenoble Ville Ouverte, Grenoble City Council.
It will be chaired by Jean-Marc Huissoud, Founder of the Grenoble Geopolitics Festival and Thibault Daudigeos, Lecturer and Researcher at Grenoble Ecole de Management.

At the end of the evening, there will be a grand finale from the various workshops and the plenary conference with an improvisation theater group.

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* In accordance with the regulations in force, entry to this event will only be possible on presentation of a health pass with a QR Code (Full vaccination certificate, a negative test less than 72 hours old, or a positive test at least 15 days old and less than 6 months old).

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