* P. Laredo organised a PRIME session on “knowledge dynamics and institutional change in fast changing science sectors” drawing extensively on the work being done in the ERA dynamics and Nanodistrict projects with presentations by P. Laredo, S. Kuhlmann, A. Bonaccorsi, P. Van Besselaer and A. Schoen.
* Members of the Venture Fun project (A. Rosiello and S . Parris, M. Teubal, A. Rosiello and G. Avinmelech, F. Bertoni, M. Colombo and L. Grilli) presented results from the project in three different sessions
* The Characterisation Group (T. Luukkonen and M. Nedeva) presented its recent developments on the dynamics of the PRIME NoE
* C. Paradeise, E. Reale and G. Goastellec presented the main conclusions of the SUN project on the governance of universities.
Furthermore Luke Georghiou was invited at the opening session to present the report on rationales for the ERA (6 out of 10 members of the group were PRIME members). The report has in particular given rise to an article in Nature by L. Georghiou (Nature 452, 936-937).