• Parallel Session C-7
  • Panorama

Interpreting and Advocating for Sustainable Technology and Innovation

Thursday 16 Nov 2017
7F Saturn

Session Concept:
SDG Goal 9 clearly states that scientific advancement, technologies, sustainable development and innovation are key to meeting pressing global challenges. Promoting sustainable industries, and investing in scientific research and innovation, are all important ways to facilitate sustainable development. Science centres are stepping up and leading by demystifying, interpreting and communicating with the public. Centres also support policies and inspire a spirit of innovation in our youth. Presenters in this session will share lessons learned and innovative ideas for utilising technology.


Erik Jacquemyn
International consultant, Jacquemyn & associates


Zhimin Zhao
Assistant Researcher, China Science and Technology Museum (CSTM)
Virtual reality breaks the limits of time and space. VR exhibits in science centres take visitors into the space, the ocean, the human body to history and the future. This embodies fairness of popularisation.
Anurag Kumar
Curator 'F', National Science Centre
To create a culture of innovation, India has taken a big lead in setting up Innovation Hubs across the country. This presentation discusses how these hubs will impact the society in achieving sustainable development.
Daniel Thamsanqa Mphokela
Science Centre Manager, ArcelorMittal Science Centre
South Africa
If we want to meet the future challenges we need people to tackle them. How do we develop independent, self-reliant, problem-solving individuals who may be turned into scientists and tomorrow’s engineers?
Keith Miller
Orthwein Endowed Professor for Lifelong Learning in the Sciences, University of Missouri
United States
Technical decisions and human values intertwine, and computer ethics examines those decisions. Access, justice, and safety are three important technology issues that should matter to science centres worldwide.
Naohiko Kohtake
Associate professor, Smart System Design Laboratory, Keio University
The benefits of space and geospatial technology are far-reaching and versatile. They can improve socio-technical systems in various fields. Cases of design camps and global capacity building, using technology with science centres, will be presented.