genSET is an innovative project aiming to improve the excellence of European science through inclusion of the gender dimension in research and science knowledge making. It is a forum for sustainable dialogue between European science leaders, science stakeholder institutions, gender experts, and science strategy decision-makers, to help implement effective overall gender strategies. The funding for genSET was initially from the European Commission, FP7 programme. The EC phase of the project ended in March 2012, and genSET continues as a programme run by Portia Ltd. The Gender Summits were established as part of the project and continue to run as a platform supporting and advancing excellence and effectiveness of research and innovation at all levels, through the inclusion of gender.
The Gender Summits were started in 2011 as part of the genSET project. This year saw the 4th Gender Summit returning to Europe after being held in North America in 2013. The theme of this year's event was "From Ideas to Markets: Excellence in mainstreaming gender into research, innovation, and policy" and focused on gender in Horizon 2020. In 2015 three Summits will be held: Gs5 Africa, GS6 Asia-Pacific and Gs7 EU. Go to the website to find out more.