2. Technology Foresight Summit 2007


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Datum: 27. – 29.09.2007
Ort: (HU) Budapest, Steiermark
Adresse: Budapest, (HU) Budapest

High-level government decision makers, top business leaders and senior representatives from industry, heads of international organizations and outstanding scientists in the fields of technology policy, research and development, will meet at the Second Regular Technology Foresight Summit, to take place from 27 to 29 September 2007 in Budapest, Hungary.

With special focus on water productivity in industry, the Summit 2007 will address future-related trends in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States by using foresight methods for consensus building and strategic decision-making to achieve sustainable industrial development.

Organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in cooperation with the Government of Hungary, and co-financed by the Governments of Austria, Czech Republic and Slovenia, the Summit will consist of four components:

A Symposium on Water Productivity in the industry of the future, which is devoted to cross-cutting issues in water availability and quality and will discuss emerging technologies to optimise the use of water by industry and to avoid water discharge

A Water Technology Fair of the Future, where leading companies and research institutions will present perspectives, prototypes and processes for sustainable use of water by industry

A Ministerial Round Table will bring together top governmental decision-makers to discuss the impacts of industrial development on water demand and consult towards a zero-discharge consensus

Technology Foresight thematic panels will present select experiences and concepts of foresight as a key instrument for enhancing innovation and identifying critical future technologies

For further details and application please visit www.unido.org/foresight/summit/2007


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