CE PoliMaT at the »International Conference on TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT - Schumpeter and Polymer Research"
On June 4 and 5, 2012, Harvard Kennedy School hosted the "International Conference on TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT - Schumpeter and Polymer Research".
conference featured renowned scientists, high-tech companies, mayors and
science attaches from all around the world. CE PoliMaT was invited by Harvard
Kennedy School to organize and participate in the section dealing with the
development of polymers (fields: energy,
environment, agriculture and health).
holds a strong position in this field and it is important for us at Harvard to
establish a long-term collaboration«, said the conference president, Professor
of the Practice of International Development at Harvard Kennedy School, Calestous Juma.
He especially emphasized the importance of polymer application in the fields of
health and agriculture.
participants were greeted through a video speech by the President of the
Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Danilo Türk. Türk emphasized the role of development
as a global category and complimented the Centre's partnership network in
Europe and America, the latter holding prime position in the field of modern
Türk is aware how important CE PoliMaT is for Slovene economy and international
cooperation«, said Calestous Juma. »When it comes to new technologies most
countries simply want to boost their own competition advantages while President
Türk emphasizes the role of technology in the development of global
conference CE PoliMaT presented innovations and scientific work in the field of
polymer materials and technology. Introductory lecture was held by Prof. Dr.
Karin Stana Kleinschek, followed by Dr. Zorica Crnjak Orel, Aljoša Vrhunec,
M.Sc., of the PoliMaT spin-off company MikroCaps d.o.o. and PoliMaT industry
partners' representatives from Akripol d.d. and Helios Group
PoliMaT team also attended a number of business and scientific meetings at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Department for Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst