Lessons from Generation Z: What do young (18 and under) innovators think?
Gold Hall, 10/03/2014 (11:30-12:45)
Generation Z" (or Gen Z) is the name used for young people born after the Millennial Generation. Many members of this generation are highly "connected", having lifelong use of communication and media technology, and are seen as inspirers and creators of new promising innovations. What is the potential of Gen Z as the "Innovation Generation"? This session will bring together young 'geniuses' who have developed extraordinary innovations in the field of ICT, chemistry, and medicine. Together with European Commissioner, Màire Geoghegan-Quinn, they will discuss how to encourage the interest of young people in science and entrepreneurship and how their experience can inspire entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Jack ANDRAKA (Founder of cancer detector, United States of America), Speaker
- Elif BILGIN (Winner of Google Science Fair 2013 “Science in Action Award” and “Voter’s Choice Award” , Turkey), Speaker
- Jordan CASEY (Founder of TeachWare, Ireland), Speaker
- Alberto ELIAS (Cofounder of Holalabs, Spain), Speaker
- Ciara JUDGE (1st prize winner of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in 2013, Ireland), Speaker
- Sophie HEALY-THOW (1st prize winner of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in 2013, Ireland), Speaker
- Émer HICKEY (1st prize winner of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in 2013, Ireland), Speaker
- Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN (European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Ireland), Speaker
- Catarina ROLFSDOTTER-JANSSON (Journalist, moderator, innovator, Sweden), Moderator
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