Emerging Technologies/Emerging Economies: [Nano]technology For Equitable Development

November 04, 2009 // 7:30am11:30am

Emerging technologies hold the promise of solving some of the world's most critical problems. Nanotechnology, along with information technology, biotechnology and other new technologies, has great potential for addressing such challenges as energy and environmental degradation, providing clean water, increasing the availability of sustainable food resources, and combating pandemic diseases. Moreover, increased international collaboration on technological innovation will both help to advance our understanding in these areas, and lessen inequality between the global North and South.

Emerging Technologies/Emerging Economies is a joint effort between the University of California, Santa Barbara's Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS), which is funded by the National Science Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (which will host the conference in Washington, D.C.). The conference will convene leaders from NGOs, government, the private sector, science and technology, and academia, to discuss new pathways for technology-based solutions to problems in four inter-related areas: energy/environment, water, food security, and health. Participants will come from the United States, Europe, and Japan; three of the largest emerging economies (China, India, and Brazil); and other developing countries.

Emerging Technologies/Emerging Economies builds on three years of research at UC Santa Barbara's Center for Nanotechnology in Society.

This conference is by invitation only.

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