The Sharing Knowledge Foundation is holding its annual conference at the European Nuclear Research Center (CERN) in Geneva June 7th to 8th 2019. This event will bring together over 100 scientists, innovators, business and policy leaders, as well as young STEM leaders from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
This year’s conference, “Science for Impact” will explore how science can be a vehicle of social and sustainable change. Issues that will be discussed include the European refugee crisis and the role of science and innovation for reconstruction and integration; Gender equality in STEM; the importance of open access for scientific innovation; and CERN’s central position as an impact innovation hub.
Tech and lab-to-market innovations will be at the forefront with presentations and pitching sessions by more than a dozen startups, graduates from programs and incubators in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The conference will allow participants to meet some of 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 a social and sustainable impact.