On January 10 and 11, 2019, FCT NOVA hosted the VIII International Congress of Technology, Science and Society, GKA TECHNO 2019, which brought together more than 20 experts from around the world.
The Congress is a forum for academics focused on the crucial challenges that technology and scientific studies apply to society, combining local and global perspectives.
One of the speakers was Monica Edwards-Schachter. Independent researcher, CEO of miValu, with 25 years of experience in education and innovation studies in science and engineering, and several important awards in the area such as the IBM Award. "I am passionate about studying innovation and social and technological transformation," she admits.
The highlighted themes were "Emerging Trends in Hybrid and Social Innovations" and "The Social Construction of Science, Technology and Innovation". The first one focused on the dynamics and social and research implications and the second more on data production and its use.
Maria Paula Diogo, Professor and Researcher of FCT NOVA in the Department of Applied Social Sciences (DCSA), who presented the lecture "Engineering of anthropogenic landscapes in Africa. Infrastructure Colonial and the Anthropocene", pointed out the importance of these meetings to promote critical thinking and awareness of the transdisciplinarity of subjects.
In addition to the main lectures, the event highlighted young researchers, presenting their work and assigning research grants.
The opening session was attended by Virgílio Cruz Machado, FCT NOVA Director, Paula Urze, President of DCSA and Karim Gherab, Scientific Director of the Community Technology, Science and Society (Spain).
The next meeting is scheduled for 28 and 29 November in Madrid.
The Congress was supported by Sinnergiak - Center for Innovation.
See the video with the best moments here.
Know the complete program here.