Welcome to the Symposium The Infrastructures of the Future: Basic Science in Dynamic Regions, part of the science week The University of the Future. This symposium is given 17-18 October and will be devoted to the future role of infrastructure in science and includes talks by invited speakers and researchers from Lund University, and cover the below topics. (The event will take place between 13:00 pm-20:00 pm on 17 October 2017 and continue the day after, 18 October between 09:00 am-12:30 pm. Lunch (by invitation) takes place between 11:30-12:45 on 17 October 2017).
The symposium includes talks by invited speakers and researchers from Lund University, and cover the below topics.
Science depends on relevant infrastructures. Simultaneously, infrastructures stake out the future boundaries of science and innovation. How can research infrastructures be created that foster excellent research while also promoting innovation?
Among the invited speakers: Chi-Chang Kao, Director of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Peter Tindemans, Secretary General of EuroScience, and Ursula Keller, Professor at ETH Zürich
Research and Innovation for the Industry of the Future
Research and innovation do not end with the creation of ideas and know-how. We will discuss what is needed to create a flourishing ecosystem that fosters new companies, creates jobs, builds and attracts competence, and that integrates research, development and production.
Among the Invited speakers: Curtis R Carlson, former President and CEO of Stanford Research Institute International, Allan Larsson, Chief Negotiator for ESS and former Minister of Finance, Dr. Heike Riel, IBM Fellow and Executive Director of IBM Research Frontiers Institute, and Magnus Ryde, Chairman of the Board of Sol Voltaics AB
Infrastructures in Society
High hopes are often bound to research infrastructure from a number of perspectives. But how do we know that they will function as planned? Can there be any guarantees that investments in research infrastructures are well spent?
Among the invited speakers: Helga Nowotny, former President of the European Research Council, Dominique Pestre, Professor at Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) Paris, and Matthias Uhlén, Professor at KTH