“Engineering a Better World” – international conference coming to Stockholm!

What role will engineering play over the next 100 years? This question will be asked when IVA brings the international science and technology conference “Engineering a Better World: the Next 100 years” to Stockholm on 25–27 June. As many as 25 exciting international thinkers and experts in areas of great significance for the future have been invited to address the conference.

Marie-Noëlle Semeria, Erik Brynjolfsson, Yuko Harayama, Kevin Outersson, Linda Liukas and Yewande Akinola are among the speakers.

For three full days the role of science, technology and engineering in meeting global societal challenges will be in focus.

“To shed light on some of the most acute challenges in society and explore possible solutions we have put together a cross-disciplinary programme. The speakers are some of the world’s most prominent experts and thinkers,” says Tuula Teeri, President of IVA.

Some of the 25 or so distinguished invited speakers who will attend are presented below:

Marie-Noëlle Semeria, an expert in nanotechnology who, as CTO of Total, is tasked with making the French multinational energy corporation’s portfolio climate friendly. She has experience from working with cutting edge technologies and research at the forefront.

Erik Brynjolfsson, a world-leading researcher and professor at MIT, stresses the need for humans and machines to complement, not replace, each other. He is studying the effects of new technology on business strategies, productivity and performance, as well as on digital commerce and intangible assets.

Yuko Harayama, the architect behind Japan’s “Society 5.0” – a digital society with people at the centre. Former research and innovation advisor to the Japanese government.

Kevin Outersson, CEO and researcher at CARB-X, an international partnership programme between the private and public sectors working to precipitate antibacterial innovation.

Linda Liukas, author and illustrator of the children’s book Hello Ruby, a picture book about the unpredictable world of computers. She is also the founder of Rail Girls, a global movement aimed at teaching young people about programming in more than 260 cities. In 2018 she was listed as one of the Forbes Top 50 Woman in Tech Europe.

Yewande Akinola, an award-winning engineer and innovator whose engineering background is in safe and sustainable water supply systems through design, delivery and optimisation. Today she is, among other things, focusing on inspiring young people to find their passion in engineering sciences.

Engineering a Better World: the Next 100 Years is a conference within the framework of the CAETS international network of academies of engineering sciences.

When: 25–27 June.

Where: Norra Latin, Drottninggatan 71b, Stockholm, Sweden

The conference is a meetingplace for everyone working within or interested in science, technology, engineering and social issues.

Read more and register to attend here: Engineering a Better World: the Next 100 Years

Contact information

Helena Mehra
Communications Manager
Phone +46 8-791 29 39