The Ninth Annual Meeting of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum will be held in Kyoto from October 7 through 9, 2012. It is the post Kyoto agreement conference monitoring progress and suggesting new paths for a sustainable evolution.
Around 1,000 participants from approximately 80 countries, regions and international organizations, will actively take part in the two and a half day program under the overall theme of “Lights and Shadows of Science and Technology.” Around 15 Ministers in charge of Science and Technology Policy, 7 Nobel Laureates, over 120 top business executives, and 14 Science and Engineering Academy Presidents have confirmed their attendance. This year’s discussions will take up major issues on the global agenda such as “Global Health,” “Population and Resources,” “Capacity Building” and “ICT and Security,” the program will have particular focus on “Energy and Environment,” “Nuclear Safety and Future Development,” and “Innovation.”
In this edition Roberto Saracco, Trento Node Director, has been invited to talk in the session on Frontiers in Innovation that is tailored for the EIT ICT LABS. The outline for the discussion:
Innovation is certainly “the flavor of the day.” In this global economic downturn, innovation is expected to be the driving force for a newfound dynamism. Innovation is also expected to bring new quality of life for people, and revitalize societies. But innovation must also be innovated. How can this be achieved? What are the newest examples of innovation? In what ways are they different from past innovation?
Roberto Saracco will present the Education Research and Business areas, a significant contribution of the EIT ICT Labs to innovation and well being in the world.
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