Before the Covid 19 pandemic, the Sharing Knowledge Foundation was holding annual conferences in Europe. These major international events would bring together over 100 top scientists, innovators, business and political leaders, as well as young STEM leaders from Switzerland, the Middle East and Africa.
Issues discussed included:
– The European refugee crisis and the role of science and innovation for reconstruction and integration; gender equality; and the importance of open access for scientific innovation.
– Tech and lab-to-market innovations with presentations and pitching sessions by more than a dozen startups, graduates from the CERN, EPFL, ETH, SINGA, etc..
The conferences allowed participants to meet today’s and tomorrow’s most prominent science and tech leaders, discover future applications of cutting edge scientific research and reflect on the role of science for social and sustainable impact.
The Sharing Knowledge Foundation hopes to renew this conference cycle as soon as the pandemic situation is under control.