Overview

Part of Global Gard Show yearly programme, the conferences and talks promoted since 2017 create a unique exchange opportunity between professors, graduates, professionals and stakeholders from the global innovation community. Each edition is dedicate to a different aspect of technology, education and creative talent's role in creating solutions for a better future.
Taking place alongside the yearly showcase of projects in Dubai, the conferences are open to public and leverage Global Grad Show's diverse community to raise awareness and create knowledge that is valuable to innovators, academics, public and private organisations around the world.

The 2019 Innovating for Social Impact Conference

Mirroring Global Grad Show commitment to sustainable development and academic engagement, the 2019 conference explored how universities can foster the creation of social impact innovation, inside and outside their campuses.
Drawing from the experience of professors, graduates, entrepreneurs, private and public stakeholders, it discussed how academia can be a catalysts for development across the world. Global Grad Show gathering of creatives from 40+ countries produced a dynamic exchange platform offering insights and inspiration on how to innovate for a better tomorrow. The conference presented a series of keynotes, panel discussions and presentations by those working in initiatives that use technology, science and design to foster social impact. The sessions are available in video below.
Innovating for Social Impact was curated by Community Jameel, the global philanthropy active worldwide across six major fields of development: livelihoods, the arts, education, health, climate, and evidence.

Talks & Sessions

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    Opening
    Eleanor Watson Curator, Global Grad Show 2019
    11.11.2019
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    Welcome Note
    Fady Jameel President, International, Community Jameel Fady Jameel introduces Innovating for Social Impact and how bridging the gap between industry and the academic community plays...
    11.11.2019
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    The Role of Universities f...
    Prof. Naren Barfield Deputy Vice-chancellor and provost, Royal College of Art Brendan McGetrick Creative Director, Dubai Future Foundation Brendan McGetrick and Prof. Naren Barfield discuss...
    11.11.2019
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    Open-source Approach to So...
    Dr. Teresa Franqueira Founder and Senior Researcher, ID+ DESIS Lab Research Group Ghassan Salameh Guest Curator, Dubai Design Week Ghassan Salameh and Dr. Teresa Franqueria...
    11.11.2019
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    Sustainability and Design:...
    Prof. Ineke Hans Professor, University of the Arts Berlin Dr. Stephen Green Senior Teaching Fellow, Imperial College Dr. Jan Carel Diehl Associate Professor, TU Delft...
    11.11.2019
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    Heritage and Innovation: T...
    Dr. Haya Al Dajani Professor of Entrepreneurship, Mohammad bin Salman College Sahar Qawasimi Director, Sakiya – Art | Science | Agriculture Dr. Haya Al Dijani...
    11.11.2019
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    Research and Policy-making...
    Lumumba Di-Aping Chief negotiator, G77 – Copenhagen Summit Dr. Katharina Hauck Deputy Director, J-IDEA, Imperial College London Ambassador Lumumba talks about climate change, and the...
    11.11.2019
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    Partnerships and Enterpris...
    George Richards Director of Strategy, Community Jameel Ralph Weigmann CEO, iF international Forum Design Nao Valentino Director of Strategy, Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Belinda...
    11.11.2019
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    Building Responsible Archi...
    Dr. Nasser Abdulhasan Principal and Founding Partner, AGi Architects Manuel Jimenez Garcia Lecturer, UCL The Bartlett Nadia Christidi Writer-in-residence, Jameel Arts Centre and PhD Candidate,...
    11.11.2019