February 28, 2011
RISTEX organized three-hour session on February 20th, 2011 at AAAS Annual Meeting (Feb 17-Feb21) under the title of 'Design Thinking to Mobilize Science, Technology and Innovation for Social Challenges' We nominated seven speakers from Belgium, Germany, Japan, UK and USA. The aim of this symposium was to highlight the innovative approaches towards address social challenges, offered a global view of the co-evolutive approach and innovative design thinking to address social challenges covering the issue from different aspects.
Although the innovation process is now much more open and receptive to social influences, progress on social innovation will call for the greater involvement of stakeholders who can mobilize science, technology and innovation for this aim.
As a consequence, we reaffirmed the significance of the from holistic and multidisciplinary mind approach with participants and making continued efforts towards 'Designing tomorrow' has been advocated for the further step.