DAY 1 – Monday 2 May

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

Tech4Dev 2016 Program [PDF]

 

Time
Preliminary Program / Details / Key Persons
 
09:00-10:30
 
Registration opens
Welcome Coffee
 
  10:30-12:00
Welcome Address
Patrick Aebischer, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Flavia Schlegel, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  
Keynote Address
Yves Daccord, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Q&A with the Speakers  
12:00-13:30
Buffet Lunch
   
13:30-15:00
Poster Presentations
 
15:00-15:30
Coffee Break
 
15:30-17:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HumTech
From Face-to-Face to Messaging Apps: Communicating with Communities in Complex Emergencies >> [link]
Jacobo Quintanilla, ICRC, Switzerland
 
MedTech
Bright Spots: Innovations for Quality, Reliability or Safety of Medical Technologies >> [link]
Kate Michi Ettinger, Mural Institute, United States
 
Energy
Public Sector Involvement in Sustainable Energy Access in the Global South >> [link]
Bipasha Baruah, Western University, Canada
Mini Govindan, TERI, India
 
ICT4D
IoT4D: Potential and Open Issues in IoT for Development >> [link]
Marco Zennaro, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy
 
Cross-Cutting
Paths Towards Impact: How to Evaluate Technology for Development Interventions >> [link]
Marina Cracco, EPFL, Switzerland
 
Cross- Cutting
Attention Innovative Start-ups! Practical Advice to Grow your Business Globally >> [link]
Jennifer Brant, Innovation Insights, Switzerland
Jake Colvin, Global Innovation Forum, United States
 
17:00-19:00
Event hosted with the International Committee of the Red Cross
 

Side Event

Serving Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets and Customers: From Pilot to Scale Up
Side Event hosted by Swiss Water Partnership, Swiss Bluetec Bridge and EAWAG >> [link]
 
09:30-10:30
Cross Cutting
Welcome and Introduction
 
 
14:00-15:00
Case Study Presentations
 
 
15:30-17:00
Workshop 1: Business Innovations for Scaling Up Businesses
 
   
15:30-17:00
Workshop 2: What’s your Promise to your Customers? Introducing the Value Proposition Canvas