HEdIS Summer School – Innovative IoT for Sustainable Citizens

20 November – 4 December 2017, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The HEdIS team aims at creating awareness about sustainability problems in the themes water, mobility and energy. We will, among other things, tackle the complexities of the water system, understand recent trends of transportation modes and look for alternative energy solutions. Participants will design suitable IoT services and products but also develop strategies and examine both, opportunities and challenges associated with creating IoT products and services for sustainability problems. The Summer School participants will deep dive into each of the three themes and the respective issues in both, the international and local context. What role IoT technologies can take on to find appropriate and sustainable solutions for specific case studies will be investigated in the course work. We hope that the participants will leave the programme as more conscious citizens.

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Science Forum South Africa

7 – 8 December 2017, Pretoria, South Africa

The Science Forum South Africa is inspired by events such as ESOF, AAAS, and the Japan Agora. The key objectives of the Forum are to create a platform for a vibrant debate on the role of science, technology and innovation and society in South Africa; to strengthen South Africa’s strategic international science, technology and innovation partnerships; and to create a platform for senior government leaders, academics, scientists, industry, civil society, and students to interact.

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Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE 2017)

11 – 12 December 2017, Singapore

Innovation is the introduction and creation of something new, in the form of an idea, skill, product, service or process, that helps improve an organization or society. The IE 2017 hopes to introduce a wider view of innovation as new methods of creating value, and to focus on research that study innovative processes, organisational practices, systems, supply chain design and other mechanisms that are related to operations in practice. This conference aims to explore policies, measures and mechanisms for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in various areas.

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