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Responsible Innovation Summit: Interactive discussion on Living in a smart future - homes, health, technology and responsibility

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 22nd, 2021


Living in a smart future - homes, health, technology and responsibility

Interactive discussion with top experts and a Youth Panel
Friday October 22nd 2021, 14:00-15:30 CET

part of the Responsible Innovation Summit 2021

Peek into an exciting new future as experts in smart health, smart home and foresight unveil how Responsible Innovation will work hand in hand with Smart Future Living.

Using the dynamic and fun Pecha Kucha storytelling format, speakers will present their vision for our responsible future, followed by a discussion with the Youth Panel, where young participants will challenge the experts’ views. To dive into deeper conversations on Smart Health, Smart Home and living with Smart technologies, the session will be followed by smaller group conversations with the experts.

Join us at this session, and:

  • Explore the future of smart health, smart home, and living with smart technologies
  • Learn from high level experts on responsible future
  • Gain insights from the debate between high level experts and the Youth Panel

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Are you an innovation manager, policy specialist or interested in what kind of future we should expect?

This workshop will enable you to:

  1. Innovation Manager: Learn the new trends on smart homes and smart health
  2. Policy specialist: Understand the role of responsible innovation in the future of smart health, smart home and living with smart technologies 
  3. People interested: dive into an exciting discussion on future living

Together we will examine:

  • RI methodologies applied to eHealth, healthy living, and preventive health
  • How data will be managed in smart homes and who will have control over it

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Panel discussion

Ad van Berlo is both a medical engineer and gerontologist. After 10 years working on R&D in artificial kidney and heart support, he now focuses on smart homes, e-health and care technology, where he has wide experience working on many different aspects of pioneering solutions.

Carlo Sessa is Research Director at ISINNOVA. He leads a number of participatory projects that bring together industry experts and citizens to discuss future scenarios and challenges, with a view to increasing public awareness of science and technology. 

Lydia Montandon is Business Development Director for the Atos Research and Innovation (ARI) group, where she looks for opportunities to exploit and commercialize R&D project outcomes. She coordinates large international R&D projects in the fields of technology-enhanced learning, eInclusion and eHealth.

Moderated by:

Svetlana Ivanova is a research and foresight consultant specialised in global governance, new technologies and responsible innovation. Svetlana drives activities to make science accessible, including online workshops, foresight sessions and dialogues with industry experts, conducting interviews with academics and policymakers, and writing articles.

Youth Panel:

Melina Matzawrakos works as a Junior Researcher at the Competence Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the Vienna University of Business and Economics and heads the Vienna chapter of oikos International.

Julian Lo Curlo is Global Devopment student at the University of Copenhagen and member of the Nordic Council of Ministers' Expert Group for Sustainable Development.

Reine Spiessens works as Project Officer at the WWF Belgian Alliance for Climate Action (BACA) and is Belgian UN Youth Delegate on Sustainable Development. 

Lucija Tacer is studying law at the University of Ljubljana and works as student intern at the Transparency International Slovenia and legal intern at the Law office Fabiani, Petrovič, Jeraj, Rejc.

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Responsible Innovation Summit 2021
October 19th - 22nd 2021

This interactive discussion is part of the 5th Responsible Innovation Summit, which will take place from October 19th to October 22nd 2021, hosted from Dublin, Ireland. Over four days, leaders will join a series of online events to explore how the power of innovation can be used to redefine business as usual and create a more sustainable and just economy.

With live and on-demand interviews, discussions, workshops and networking, participants will get insights on future-shaping trends, learn from value-driven enterprises and connect with the innovators that are turning challenges into sustainable solutions.

Register now to participate for free: https://responsibleinnovation-summit.com/


What we read

This Interview (Business Spirit) with Panelist Lydia Montandon, ATOs, who is talking about the Smart Chair. 

This article (MIT Sloan Management Review) that discusses the reasons why building an ethical culture must start at the top, by Airbnb’s first chief ethics officer, Robert Chesnut.

This 2021 Strategic Foresight Report (European Commission) that states key global megatrends to impact the EU in the future.