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September 27, 2014

Mtg: Humanitarian Technology Innovation in Silicon Valley: The Rise of Social Enterprise

by @ 2:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

MONDAY October 13, 2014
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
– panel: critical problems, validation, productizing, scalable, roadblocks …
Speakers: Professor Radha Basu, Frugal Innovation Lab, Santa Clara University; Erica Weirich, MA, MD, Director, Global Health Research Foundation; Orin Laney, PE, CEO, Atwood Research; My T. Le, MEng, PhD, Founding Director, Stanford Gap for Good; Prof. Silvia Figueria, Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM; sessions until 5:30 PM
Cost: $45, for lunch and afternoon sessions
Place: Holiday Inn Airport Hotel, 1350 N. First St., San Jose
RSVP: from website

The panel discussion will introduce some of the humanitarian technology innovations that are being developed here in Silicon Valley, the birthplace of numerous high tech companies.  This will provide an opportunity for various institutes and organizations to share knowledge and experience based on the humanitarian technology projects that they have developed, and to exchange ideas and visions on the future directions of the technology development.
Some of the questions to be addressed by the panel include:
– What are the most urgent and critical humanitarian problems to be solved?
– Can the state-of-the-art product and technology be extended and applied to humanitarian applications?
– What are the key technologies for humanitarian applications that have been validated which are yet to be productized?
– What could be the process of product realization and commercialization of new technology that can be applied to humanitarian applications?
– What would be the essential factors for the projects or products to be scalable and sustainable?
– What could be the biggest roadblocks to the successful realization and deployment of humanitarian technologies?
– Could social enterprises solve humanitarian problems?


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