Plenary Session 1: Innovation and Ingenuity - A Partnership for Resilience
The last few decades have been dominated by the concept that innovation in technology and process causes better outcomes to occur for societies and their economies. In earlier times when new technologies were scarcer, the idea that ingenuity was the way to improve matters and achieve progress for society was dominant. We are now entering an era where resilience of our society to a range of stresses such as extreme weather, demographic change, food and energy security, and political unrest are causing us to reconsider how we can use a combination of innovation and ingenuity to achieve more resilient outcomes. Societies need to be better prepared for the plausible but unexpected situations that we will find ourselves in.
This Opening Plenary address will address how these interlinked concepts affect education, research and governance of this complex world that we have created and what steps need to be taken in research and innovation programmes such as Urban Solutions and Sustainability (USS) to improve matters.
Date: 4 October, Wednesday
Time: 10.00am – 10.30am
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