Breakout Sessions

UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: From Innovation to Social Impact
2-4 May 2016 | SwissTech Convention Centre | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

DAY 1 – Mon 2 May | DAY 2 – Tue 3 May – AM | DAY 2 – Tue 3 May – PM  | DAY 3 – Wed 4 May

Tech4Dev 2016 Program [PDF]


DAY1 – Monday 2 May – 15:30-17:00

  • SE01-HUMFrom Face-to-Face to Messaging Apps: Communicating with Communities in Complex Emergencies, Jacobo Quintanilla, ICRC, Switzerland
  • SE05-MED – Bright Spots: Innovations for Quality, Reliability or Safety of Medical Technologies, Kate Michi Ettinger, Mural Institute, United States
  • SE10-ENE – Public Sector Involvement in Sustainable Energy Access in the Global South, Mini Govindan, TERI-India
  • SE14-ICT – IoT4D: Potential and Open Issues in IoT for Development, Marco Zennaro, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy
  • SE20-CCI – Paths Towards Impact: How to Evaluate Technology for Development Interventions, Marina Cracco, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • EV09-CCI – Attention Innovative Start-ups! Practical Advice to Grow your Business Globally, Jennifer Brant, Innovation Insights (Switzerland) and Kaveri Marathe, Global Innovation Forum (United States)

DAY 2 – Tuesday 3 May – Morning – 11:15-12:45

  • SE02-HUM – UAVs: Opportunities and Challenges for International Aid and Global Development, Andrew Schroeder, Humanitarian UAV Network – UAViators, United States
  • SE07-MED_a – Medical Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Impact in Global Health, Klaus Schönenberger, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • EV04-ENE – OER-Based Capacity-Building in the Field of Climate Change and Energy, Franziska Wolf, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • EV05-ICT – ICTs in TVSD: Promises and Challenges for Inclusive Development Reaching the Poorest Populations, Bhavani Rao, Amrita University (India) & Joost Monks, NORRAG (Switzerland)
  • SE08-DRR – Early Warning Systems: Design and Implementation, Holger Frey and Christian Huggel, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • SE16-HAB – Global Engineering and Sustainable Development, Shaukat Ali Mirza, Engineers without Borders, India
  • EV12-CCI – Open Science: From Research Transparency to Inclusive Authorship, Sarah White, University of California Berkeley, United States

DAY 2 – Tuesday 3 May – Afternoon – 14:00-15:30

  • SE03-HUM – Travelling Models of Innovation and Open Spaces: Beneficiary Engagement and Cross-Case Comparisons, Michelle Reddy, Stanford University, United States
  • SE07-MED_b – Medical Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Impact in Global Health, Solomzi Makohliso, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • SE12-ENE – Renewable Energy Technologies for Developing Countries: Case Studies in Research, North-South Collaboration, and Capacity Building, Federico Rossei and Louis Vervoort, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada
  • EV06-ICT – ICTs for Professional Education in Developing Countries, Eric Gerelle, IBEX Project Services, Switzerland
  • SE09-DRR – Open Geodata and Imagery for Humanitarian Mapping, Cristiano Giovando, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, United States
  • EV08-HAB – Using Minecraft for Community Participation in Urban Design Projects, Pontus Westerberg, UN-Habitat, Kenya
  • SE17-CCI – Measuring Development Outcomes: A New Path in Development Engineering, Temina Madon, University of California Berkeley, United States
  • EV10-CCI – Unleashing Scientific Entrepreneurship: How to Turn Risks into Opportunities, Manuel Fankhauser, Innovation Forum Lausanne, Switzerland

DAY 3 – Wednesday 4 May – 11:45-13:15

  • SE06-MED – The New Roles and Challenges of Technology in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases, Walter Karlen, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • EV02-MED – Innovative Public-Private Partnerships to Scale Up Medical Technologies, Barbara Bulc, Global Development, Switzerland
  • SE11-ENE – Social Innovations for Energy Access: Organizing Sustainable Energy for All, Lena Kruckenberg, University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
  • SE15-HAB – The Contemporary City in the North-South Debate: Innovation Trajectories in Research and Practice, Jean-Claude Bolay and Marija Cvetinovic, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • SE19-CCI – From Developing to Scaling Up Innovative Social Businesses at the Base of the Pyramid, Grégoire Castella and Jérôme Voillat, Antenna Technologies Foundation, Switzerland
  • EV11-CCI – Efficient Public-Private Partnerships for Technology Transfer: Lessons Learned, Yesim Baykal, World Intellectual Property Organization, Switzerland