The role of green, clean and socially oriented technologies, research, development and entrepreneurship
Research and development play a major role in society’s economic and human progress. In the current scenario, given the unsustainability of modern times, creativity, innovation, and thinking outside the box are greatly needed to address the environmental, social and economic challenges facing us.
The approaches undertaken, the resources available, and the level of advancement in sustainability-driven innovation developed by higher education institutions, companies, NGOs, and other relevant actors are, of course, highly context-specific and dependent on the different countries and regions. Also, the responses have so far proved to be insufficient to provide the holistic solutions required to tackle current complex challenges related to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals such as water, energy, sustainable cities, biodiversity, transport, human well-being and development, circular economy, etc.
It is on the basis of the need to accelerate change, and to foster a dialogue among an international community of academics and professionals in the R&D and sustainability fields, that the 'International Symposium on Sustainability-Driven Innovation - The Role of Green, Clean and Socially Oriented Technologies, Research, Development and Entrepreneurship' is being organised by the University of Magallanes and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP)
The symposium will serve the purpose of sharing best practices with an international audience and further promoting green, clean and socially oriented technologies, research and entrepreneurship. It is part of the 'Accelerating the Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals' series, with events aimed at fostering the implementation of the UN SDGs.
The 'International Symposium on Sustainability-Driven Innovation - The Role of Green, Clean, and Socially Oriented Technologies, Research, Development and Entrepreneurship' will be held in Punta Arenas, Chile, on 15–16 January 2024. It is hosted by the University of Magallanes and is aimed at practitioners and academic staff worldwide, from both the natural and social sciences, who are working in the field of sustainable R&D.
As output and long-term documentation of the event, selected papers will be published in the book 'Sustainability-Driven Innovation', which will follow the successful 'Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education', a 'living edition', and the 'Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals', the largest editorial project on sustainable development ever undertaken.
Call for papers
Expressions of interest in attending the event, initially consisting of a 200-word abstract outlining the paper and with the full contact details of the author(s), should be sent to the organising team at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 April 2023. Full papers are due by 30 October 2023. The details will be discussed with the authors selected.
Continuing professional development
This event is part of of the Continuing Professional Development Programme on Sustainable Development, which is offered by the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR) and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). An official certificate of participation, useful for professional development purposes and to be shown to employers, will be issued to participants, with the equivalent of 20 hours, including attendance at the event and preparation time. The issuing of the certificate is included in the registration fees.
Registration and fees
A registration fee of €200 plus taxes will be charged to offset some of the preparation costs. The fee includes coffee breaks and lunches during the two days, as well as a PDF copy of the book 'Sustainability Driven Innovation', containing the papers submitted by the authors.
Registration will open on 15 May 2023 and will close on 15 November 2023. We will contact those authors whose abstracts have been accepted so that they can register.
Prof. Claudia Mac-Lean, University of Magallanes, Chile
clau.maclean.b (at) gmail (dot) com
Prof. Walter Leal, HAW Hamburg, Germany, and Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
ftz-events (at) hamburg (dot) de