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What is CRI?

CRI is co-constructing and sharing new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life, learning and digital sciences, in order to address the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs).

CRI operates around 4 main areas :

  • Developing and hosting educational programs, from preschool to high school (Savanturiers - École de la Recherche), interdisciplinary Bachelor, Master, and PhD (EURIP Graduate School) as well as lifelong learning degree programs of the Université de Paris.
  • Conducting research within its INSERM-Université de Paris research Collaboratory Unit, advised and guided by a Scientific Advisory Board, composed of prestigious international scientific leaders.
  • Developing the #LearningPlanet initiative in partnership with UNESCO, of which it also holds a Chair, and AFD to inspire and empower learners of all ages who wish to identify, develop and amplify the most effective ways to learn how to solve problems together.
  • Building a living campus where innovative makers can set up digital infrastructures for learning communities to help them to resolve global challenges.

CRI was founded in 2006 by François Taddei and Ariel Lindner with the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation as an essential and key supporting partner and Paris City Hall. It also benefits from the support of a wide range of foundations, corporate sponsors and institutions including the University of Paris, with which CRI co-founded the interdisciplinary action-based research challenge institute (“Institut des Défis”) to prototype a model of a Learning University enable of responding to the global challenges of our time.

  • 350 students each year, 1300 students since CRI's creation
  • +40 research fellows
  • +30 000 pupils involved in Savanturiers program since Savanturiers' creation in 2013
  • +100 talks by international scientific leaders
  • +100 000 subscriptions to CRI’s MOOCs since 2014
  • +50 nationalities
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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
6:30 PM
Citoyen de demain, le gang des engagés...
Dans le cadre de son partenariat avec le CRI, MAIF lance un cycle de conférences sur le thème « Jeunesse et Citoyenneté ». Premier acte le 18 mai prochain avec François Taddei, Elsa Grangier et Emmanuel Davidenkoff.

Et si nous faisions de nos vies un rêve et de nos rêves une réalité comme nous y invitait Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. « L’avenir n’est pas ce qui va arriver, mais ce que nous allons faire ! » disait Henri Bergson. Qu’à cela ne tienne.

À l’initiative du Lobby de Poissy, 1er lobby représenté par des élèves de CM2 de Poissy, 310 enfants de 10 pays d’Europe ont écrit la première déclaration des droits de la planète et l’ont porté au Parlement européen auprès de la présidente de la commission européenne, Ursula Van der Leyen.

Nos enfants se mobilisent déjà, dans la rue, dans les écoles. Ils connaissent les gestes essentiels à la préservation de la nature qu’il nous a fallu des années à intégrer. Leur conscience civique s’éveille malgré le brouillard entretenu par des publicités incitant à la surconsommation de produits addictifs. Nos enfants incarnent l’espérance, débordent d’énergie pour agir de façon complètement désintéressée et responsable. Et plus de 68% d’entre eux sont engagés dans une association ou une cause qui leur tient à cœur.

Comment nous, nos organisations, Etats, institutions, et des technologies socratiques à inventer pourrions les aider à déployer leurs idées et imaginaires ?

Et si nous et nos enfants partagions nos rêves.

Et si, comme John Lennon dans “imagine”, nous prenions conscience que nous ne sommes pas les seuls à rêver d’une planète où tous peuvent s’épanouir.

Quel serait l’impact d’une co-construction du futur avec ces citoyens en herbe ?

Une conférence MAIF présentée par François Taddei, directeur du CRI, avec le témoignage d’Elsa Grangier, directrice générale de l’ONG Ashoka France et coordinatrice de Kids for Planet Rights et Emmanuel Davidenkoff, directeur adjoint de la rédaction du Monde.

Pour suivre cette conférence inscrivez-vous sur ce lien !

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
6:30 PM
Workshop Agricultural - Food sector

This workshop aims to :

explain the evolution of agricultural and food sector rethink the role of this sector imagine how it should be in 2050 identify action levers
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Friday, May 21, 2021
3:00 PM
AIRE Masterclass presents: Domitilla Del Vecchio

The AIRE-LiSc Master is proud to introduce its next Masterclass speaker, Prof. Domitilla del Vecchio from the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering. From their website: "Del Vecchio’s group focuses on model-based analysis, design, and control of biomolecular networks in living cells. The objective is to make the engineering of synthetic genetic circuits in living organisms more robust to context, modular, and hence more scalable. One of our target applications is the design of synthetic genetic circuits that control cell fate to produce patient-specific somatic cells for regenerative medicine. Our approach is grounded on rigorous mathematical analysis of physics-based models of biological network dynamics, on control-theoretic tools for design, and on theory-educated experiments in living cells, from bacterial to mammalian."

Registration is free but mandatory for non-LiSc students.

Title: Context-aware synthetic biology by controller design

 Abstract: Engineering biology has tremendous potential to impact a number of applications, from energy, to environment, to health. As the sophistication of engineered biological networks increases, the ability to predict system behavior becomes more limited. In fact, while a system’s component may be well characterized in isolation, the salient properties of this component often change in rather surprising ways once it interacts with other components in the cell or when the intra-cellular environment changes. This context-dependence of biological circuits makes it difficult to perform rational design and often leads to lengthy, combinatorial, design procedures where each module needs to be re-designed ad hoc when other parts are added to a system.  In this talk, I will give an overview of  some causes of context-dependence, common in both mammalian and bacterial genetic circuits, and will demonstrate how the problem of insulating a genetic module from context can be mathematically formulated as a control theoretic problem of disturbance attenuation. I will show two solutions: feedforward control and feedback control.  These solutions support rational and modular design of sophisticated genetic circuits and can serve for engineering biological circuits that are more robust and predictable.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
6:00 PM
Formation inaugurale - « L’APPEL À PROJET SAVANTURIERS 2021-2022 »

« L’APPEL À PROJET SAVANTURIERS 2021-2022 »

Mercredi 26 mai de 18h à 19h30

En présence de :

Nathalie Dejardin-Bonnet, professeure des écoles et ambassadrice Savanturiers, Octave Légendre, Chef de Projet Tramway chez RATPgroup et mentor Savanturiers Colin Labouret, architecte et mentor Savanturiers défis.

Informations et inscription

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Monday, July 5, 2021
9:00 AM
École d’été des Objectifs de développement durable - 4ème édition

Co-organisée par l'IRD, Aix-Marseille Université, l'AFD et le CRI, cette nouvelle édition sera centrée sur les ODD 14 et 15 qui portent sur à la biodiversité marine et terrestre, croisés avec l’approche One Health.

Le sujet croisé biodiversité-One Health sera abordé notamment dans ses interactions avec les autres Objectifs du développement durable.

3 jours en ligne avec des experts et des mentors

Afin de répondre aux enjeux de développement durable adoptés par l'ONU, cette école vise à stimuler la création de projets interdisciplinaires et interculturels : pendant 3 jours, les participants seront réunis pour un travail de recherche collaboratif afin de produire une réflexion et des questions de recherche, animées par des pédagogies créatives propres à l’École d’été des ODD.

Les pré-inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu’au 30 mai 2021.

En savoir plus : https://www.ecole-odd.fr/

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Monday, July 5, 2021
9:00 AM
SDG Summer School 2021
In partnership with the University of Geneva, CRI organizes the SDG Summer School on Open Source Health Solutions from July 5th to 30th.

You are a bright, curious, autonomous student from all training backgrounds from Corporate Young Leaders to Students from Design, Engineering, Art, Business, Law, Health, Policy and other backgrounds, and high school students, register now!

About the SDG School

The SDG School is a four week long challenge-based university that gives you access to a platform where you can voice an opinion, take an action and create an impact alongside 50 young leaders from across the globe.

The SDG School is based on the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations to be reached by 2030, a blueprint to achieve a better and a sustainable future for all cultures around the globe in the areas of education, healthcare, equality, energy, production, consumption, climate change and strategic partnerships.

During these 4 intensive weeks, you will be exposed to global scenarios, new methodologies in science and technology and will be trained to think like a social entrepreneur to prototype a meaningful project. You will create a game, make a device or build an art installation tackling a SDG with the mentorship of experts in game making, medicine, environmental science, digital fabrication, frugal innovation – and much more!

Key Information Partners: University of Geneva and several other partner Universities and maker spaces worldwide Student profiles: bright, curious, autonomous students from all training backgrounds from Corporate Young Leaders to Students from Design, Engineering, Art, Business, Law, Health, Policy and other backgrounds, and high school students. Fees: Free for students from partner universities and 2000 Euro for other applicants Prizes: Top teams can apply to the SDG Accelerator programme to support further development of their project. Certificates and credits: All participants obtain certificates of completion, which are equivalent to 6 ECTS. Please verify with your Academic Advisor if the credits are transferable to your university. More info Early registration until June 2021 by filling the online form Find out more on: https://sdgschool.cri-paris.org/ Contact: sdgschool@cri-paris.org
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