Stories and Synthesis

In a nutshell

ICT life-cycle includes both alarming issues and encouraging perspectives which could lead to a schizophrenic feeling. The main objective of this week is to get participants inspired while being aware of the limits that have to be accounted for. How could research be involved in this transition ? In a society which promotes mainly competition, how can we encourage cooperation between different backgrounds and different forms of intelligence to focus on sustainability and resilience challenges ? Many other questions such as publications, fundings and research group dynamics should also be discussed to shed light on practical drivers and barriers that are also part of this transition.

Program of the day

8:45 - 9:00am : Geoffroy Van Humbeek 🇧🇪 (founder of aSmartWorld)

Talk objectives: presentation of a concrete project in the domain of sustainable electronics. Emphasis will be placed on what has eased and braked the project development.

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9:00 - 9:15am: David Bol 🇧🇪

Talk objectives: socio-ecological transition in research.

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9:15 - 9:30am : Olivier Vergeynst 🇧🇪 (founder of Green IT Belgium)

Talk objectives: Green IT, Adoption of best practices by companies and organizations. Emphasis will be placed on what can ease or break the project implementation.

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9:30 - 10:15am : Experts panel (Geoffroy Van Humbeek, Olivier Vergeynst, David Bol)

Questions (and answers) about morning's talks.

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10:15 - 10:45am : Coffee break ☕

10:45am - 12:15pm : Collective work

Objective: identifying drivers and barriers for transitioning research.

12:15 - 1:00pm : Closure ceremony by Jean-Pierre Raskin and David Bol 🇧🇪

Talk objective: conclude SICT2020.

1:00 - 2:00pm : Lunch time 🥪

2:00 - 3:00pm : SICT Organizing Committee

Visit of the UCLouvain electrical characterization laboratory (WELCOME) and microelectronic fabrication clean-rooms (WINFAB).

3:00 - 4:00pm : SICT Organizing Committee

Gathering of all team work.

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