FSB100. Hack the Future: Engineering a Sustainable and Flourishing Society for Croatia

McAloone, T. C. (Guest lecturer), Maier, A. (Guest lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities

Description

The world is changing! We live in the age of access. Access to transport, access to experiences, access to products. Companies, markets, production and logistics are more globalised than ever before. At the same time, the competition is also global, our environmental footprint is global, and social responsibility is global. It seems that with increasingly large opportunities, the corresponding threats and challenges are growing at increasingly accelerating rates, also.

What is the role and impact of the engineer in all of this change? How can Design Science contribute to balancing the positive aspects of change – some even call it transformation – with the potentially challenging and threatening consequences? And how should engineers and engineering companies work to decouple value creation from resource and societal intensity?

This half-day workshop, is the FSB 100 anniversary event enlighting some of the challenges and opportunities of the future, with the aim of defining and designing a role for engineering in tomorrow’s society, with engineering competencies at the very core. The participants an invited selection of students from University of Zagreb - FSB, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Faculty of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Business and Bussines School Algebra and Incubation centre of Ctt with the selected academics, alumni from business and industry and government representatives.

Projecting the global mega-trends and –challenges in the Croatian domain and local boundary conditions the participants will be inspired to draft the possible future scenarios for Croatia, with the aim of defining and designing a role for engineering in tomorrow’s society, with engineering competencies at the very core.
Period13 Nov 2019
Held atUniversity of Zagreb, Croatia
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Engineering Design
  • Sustainability
  • Digital transformation
  • Futures
  • systems design