The interaction between education, science and the industry at RSU Science Month 2019
Every October is Science Month at Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU). This month sees various events take place that give a broader insight into the interaction between education, science and the industry. The RSU Student Union is organising four compelling events for students and anyone else who might be interested, which have the aim of enhancing innovative and research-based thinking.
Wednesday 9 October, 15:00 (Medical Education Technology Centre, 26A Anniņmuižas Bulvāris)
Students are welcome to try out a catastrophe medicine simulation made by the company Exonicus. The game “transports” the player into one of four different virtual reality settings where they have five minutes to save a patient’s life. This unique event provides students with the opportunity to test a technology which might well become the future of medicine studies. The event will take place in English.
Wednesday 16 October, 15:00-19:00 (RSU Lobby, 16 Dzirciema Iela)
Startup Meetup will bring together representatives from the most promising new Latvian startups. This event is open to a wider audience, and new entrepreneurs will share inspirational stories about their path from idea to clinical study. Parallel to this, it will be possible to learn about what a startup is, and how to create one yourself. The event will take place in English.
Saturday 26 October, 9:00 (Café Daily, 16 Dzirciema Iela)
This event will be the most ambitious event of this year’s Science Month – a hackathon organised in cooperation with Riga Tech Girls. Being inspired by companies like Tilde, Accenture and Vigo, the participants of the hackathon have 12 hours to identify a problem, gather information about possible technological solutions, develop the team’s skills, figure out their design thinking and break down the creation of the product into segments. The event will take place in English.
Wednesday 30 October, 16:00 (Swedbank Main Building, 15 Balasta Dambis)
The final Science Month event will be the discussion ‘Nākamie soļi izglītībā, zinātnē un industrijā.’ The participants are representatives from education, science and the industry. RSU will be represented by Nora Jansone-Ratinika, the Director of the Centre for Educational Growth. The discussion will take place in Latvian.