Events

Patio Meeting #3

The third event of the The Patio will take place on May 27 from 16:00 to 17:00. You can access the event through this link. Below you can see the program of the event:

TimeTopic
16:00
– 16:15
Update on The Patio activities
16:15
– 16:40
Presentation: Drs. Ahmad Mir Mohammadi Kooshknow, University of Groningen, Integrated Research on Energy, Environment and Society (IREES)
Title: Exploring the effects of electricity storage business models in the Netherlands: An exploratory agent-based modeling approach
16:40 –
17:00
Q&A  and discussion

Presentation abstract: Finding viable business models has been a great challenge for energy storage systems (ESS). We combine agent-based modeling and exploratory modeling analysis approach to explore the effects of ESS business models in the Dutch wholesale electricity market as a complex socio- technical system.

About Ahmad: Ahmad Mir Mohammadi Kooshknow was born in Iran in 1988. He received B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, in 2010. Afterwards, he received M.Sc. in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 2013. Currently, he is a PhD researcher at group of Integrated Research on Energy, Environment and Society (IREES) in University of Groningen. His specialization is modeling, simulation, and gaming for analysis and design of complex socio-technical systems and policies.

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Second Edition: Workshop on Social Network Analysis

When: Thursday 27/05/2021, from 9:00-12:30 (Online)

Registration: Here.

We are pleased to invite you to a workshop on social network analysis organized by the Centre for Digital Humanities and The Patio.

In this workshop you will learn the key concepts of network theory and the basics of social network analysis, including some hands-on experience in visualizing network data. The goals of the workshop are:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of network theory
  2. Understand the basic methodological characteristics of social network analysis
  3. Know the characteristics of social network research
  4. Acquire hands on experience on working with network data
  5. Have the opportunity to meet colleagues with a shared interest in network research

The workshop is led by Dr Marc Esteve Del Valle and Drs. Silvia Donker.

The registration deadline is May 19. Space is limited, and registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

We hope to see you there!

Patio Meeting #2

The second event of the The Patio will take place on January 14 from 16:00 to 17:00. You can access the event through this link. Below you can see the program of the event:

Time Topic 
16:00 – 16:30Flash introductions
16:30 – 16:50Presentation: Dr. Sean White, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; Andrew Parker, University of Exeter; and Gazi Islam, Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Title: Support paths: How support to entrepreneurs fosters prevalent ties (abstract below)
16:50 – 17:00Q&A and discussion

Presentation abstract: Entrepreneurship is increasingly considered as a social phenomenon, where proximal relationships contribute to the emergence of entrepreneurial projects. Complementing extant literature around entrepreneurs’ direct support relationships, we examine how indirect relationships, connecting entrepreneurs’ supporters to third parties, enables support for entrepreneurs. We refer to these combinations of relationships linking entrepreneurs to third parties through supporters as “support paths”. Through Qualitative Structural Analysis, we analyze twenty-two support paths. We suggest that supporting involves the development of relationships that allow actors to frame and embrace ongoing challenges in the wider network. Specifically, we find evidence that supporters respond to entrepreneurs’ signals of need for support as a means to enhance the peculiarity of the support path within and against the larger context of the surrounding network, experienced as pressures, opportunities, and threats. These mechanisms both enable and constrain entrepreneurs’ projects.

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Launching Event

The online launching event of The Patio will take place on October 15 at 16:00. You can access the event via this link. The program of the event will be as follows:

TimeSpeaker and topic 
16:00-16:10Dr. Susan Aasman, (Director Centre for Digital Humanities | Head of Department Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen)
Introduction to the initiative
16:10-16:20Dr. Marc Esteve Del Valle (Assistant Professor, Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen)
The Patio: What, why, how, who?
16:20-16:40Drs. Silvia Donker (PhD student in Digital Humanities at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen)
Project presentation “The Normalisation of Natural Philosophy”
16:40-17:00Q&A and roundtable 

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